Mbappe set for PSG stay after all?

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Kylian Mbappe has seemingly hinted at extending his Paris Saint-Germain stay beyond this season, despite reports suggesting his exit is likely.

PSG are said to be desperate to hold on to the 23-year-old sensation, whose current contract is set to expire in June, but their hopes of doing so could still be alive following the forward's recent comments.

Scroll through the gallery above to see PSG's leading goalscorers of all time, per Transfermarkt

With little time left on Mbappe's deal, the French side reportedly offered the forward what is essentially a blank cheque recently in order to persuade him to stay.

The proposal included a two-year contract extension, although the player would be allowed to leave the club after the 2022 FIFA World Cup if he wished to do so.

It is understood that the former AS Monaco striker rejected that offer, seemingly sticking to his word of not making a decision about his future until the end of the season.

However, on Saturday, Mbappe netted two of PSG's three goals in their 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne, a feat that helped him equal Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 156 goals for the club.

Speaking about his latest achievement after that match, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner seemed to offer Les Parisiens fresh hope that he could agree to an extension of his stay in Paris.

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"We'll see what happens," Mbappe said on the prospect of becoming PSG's record goalscorer, per Sports Mole.

"I only have Cavani left to be the top scorer in the history of PSG.

"We'll see what happens. Being PSG's top scorer is something that cannot be ignored."

With the Uruguayan having scored 200 times for PSG, Mbappe would need to hit the back of the net another 44 times in order to draw level with Cavani's record tally – while not impossible, it appears highly unlikely he will be able to do so by the end of this season. 

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