The latest on Mbappe amid Real links

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Amid speculation linking him with Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe has reportedly made a big decision regarding his Paris Saint-Germain future. 

With the Frenchman now in the final year of his current contract, Mbappe has been widely linked with a move from the Ligue 1 side to Los Blancos. 

Earlier this week, Josep Pedrerol of Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito reported that the 22-year-old does not want to continue at the club and will look to ask club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to negotiate a transfer with Real.   

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However, it has now been suggested that Pedrerol may be wrong, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner having actually decided to stay at Les Parisiens for the rest of this season, according to Cadena SER.

It is claimed further that while PSG are yet to convince Mbappe to sign a new deal, they remain confident that a contract extension can be done.

Read: Is Mbappe ready to leave PSG?

According to Spanish journalist Tono Garcia, Les Parisiens' sporting director Leonardo has informed the dressing room that their marksman will be staying at the club this season, while Mbappe is said to have told his closest teammates the same thing.

This news may come as a blow to the LaLiga giants, who were reportedly hoping a big offer would convince Lionel Messi's new club to sell the young forward in this window. They may still be able to snap him up as a free agent next year, though.

Mbappe enjoyed his most prolific campaign last season, scoring 42 goals and creating 11 assists in 47 games, and staying in Paris for another year will give him the opportunity to play in a front three with Messi and Neymar, so he could look to produce even better numbers than in the previous campaign. 

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