Real Madrid president hints at new Kylian Mbappe transfer approach but aims dig at PSG star

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REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez has refused to rule out another transfer move for Kylian Mbappe.

But the Spaniard aimed a dig at the Paris Saint-Germain striker after he decided to sign a new deal with the French champs.

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Mbappe was strongly expected to join Real this summer after winding down his contract with PSG.

But the 23-year-old agreed an extension until 2025, which included a greater say in how the club is run.

In an interview on El Chiringuito, Perez was adamant that the chase for Mbappe was not over.

The 75-year-old said: “He did not betray me. Mbappe told us his dream was to play for Real Madrid, many and many times.

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“But then all changed in 15 days because of political and economical pressure. His dream had to change.

“I’ve never said it’s over between Mbappe and Real Madrid forever. I never said that. In three years, many things can change.”

PSG offered Mbappe a three-year deal worth £507million.

He is now the highest paid player in the world on a staggering £1.6million per week, or around £80million a year.

It is also claimed that Mbappe, 23, who previously took home £463,000 a week, pocketed a mind-blowing £250million signing on fee.

And while Perez clearly still wants to see Mbappe wearing the famous white shirt, he fired a broadside at the attacker.

He added: “I don’t want this Mbappe. The last one is not the same Kylian we wanted. I wanted the real one.”

It is not the first time Perez has appeared angry at missing out on Mbappe – for now.

After Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win the Champions League, the Bernabeu chief was probed by questions over Mbappe, who snubbed a move to the Spanish capital to stay with PSG.

Perez told Sport: “Mbappe doesn’t exist, Real Madrid exist, it’s a party for Real Madrid and their players, who have been champions of Europe.”

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In a separate interview, he said to Movistar+: “I’m calm and happy, we’ve all worked hard all season to be able to reach a situation like the one we’re in.

“Real Madrid will always continue to work on having the best players, but today Mbappe is already forgotten.”

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