The Secret Behind Premier League Clubs Avoiding Bidding in the Mbappe Deal

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English Premier League clubs seem to be hesitating to pursue French striker Kylian Mbappe, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires next summer, allowing him to join a new club for free. Despite this opportunity, bids from English clubs, including previously rumored interest from Manchester City and Liverpool, have been notably absent.

French journalist Romain Molina points out that the lack of pursuit might be attributed to exorbitant and unrealistic demands made by Mbappe's camp during negotiations. The promising prospect of acquiring the World Cup winner for free seems to have encountered obstacles due to these reported demands.

While Mbappe's potential move to Manchester City and Liverpool generated speculation, it now appears to be nothing more than a mirage. Recent reports suggest that Real Madrid is the frontrunner for Mbappe's signature, with the player set to receive a substantial signing bonus in addition to becoming the highest-paid player at the Spanish club.


The reluctance of English clubs to enter the bidding war raises questions about the feasibility of meeting Mbappe's demands. As the transfer saga unfolds, the football world awaits to see where the highly coveted French forward will land and what terms will ultimately secure his services for the upcoming season.