Kylian Mbappe ‘banished from first-team training at Paris Saint-Germain’

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly stop Kylian Mbappe from training with the main first-team group ahead of the new Ligue 1 season.

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly been barred from training with Paris Saint-Germain‘s first-team squad ahead of the new Ligue 1 season.

The Frenchman has been involved in a standoff with PSG after refusing to sign an extension to his contract, which expires next summer.

PSG allegedly believe that Mbappe has already agreed to sign for Real Madrid at the end of next season, and they want to sell him this summer rather than allow him to walk away for nothing in June 2024.

They gave Mbappe permission to speak with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal after accepting a world-record bid of £259m last month.

However, the forward had no interest in completing a move to the Saudi Pro League, and subsequently refused to meet with Al-Hilal delegates.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for France on June 19, 2023© Reuters

The stalemate between player and club resulted in Mbappe being left out of PSG’s squad for the pre-season to Japan and South Korea.

Luis Enrique‘s side are set to return to their training base on Monday, but according to BBC Sport, the 24-year-old has been barred from training with the main first-team squad.

The report claims that the France international will train with the ‘loft’ group rather than the ‘A’ training group, as the finalise their preparation for the new season.

The situation has shown no signs of being resolved after Mbappe supposedly turned down PSG’s latest offer, which included a sale clause in his contract for the end of the season.

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring on April 21, 2023© Reuters

The Parisians have considered sending Mbappe out on loan for the season, an idea that has seemingly caught the attention of two Premier League clubs.

Chelsea are believed to be interested in a loan move, while a recent report claimed that Mbappe would consider joining Liverpool on a temporary basis.

With Mbappe’s future shrouded in uncertainty, PSG are reportedly set to strengthen their forward line with the addition of Goncalo Ramos from Benfica.

The reigning French champions will begin the defence of their title on Saturday when they welcome Lorient to the Parc des Princes.

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