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 FRANCE: Kylian Mbappé Turned Down Meeting With Saudi Club 

Kylian Mbappé has reportedly refused to meet with representatives of Saudi Arabian team Al Hilal, who have made a world-record bid for the France forward’s transfer.

The Paris Saint-Germain [PSG] player wouldn’t meet with Al Hilal officials, who arrived Paris to sign Brazilian forward Malcom.

Al Hilal made a record $332 million bid for Mbappé on Monday but French World Cup winner is not interested in joining the Riyadh-based club. Instead, he plans to walk away as a free agent at the end of the upcoming season, when he is widely expected to join Real Madrid.

Should Mbappé move to Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, he would potentially get a €100m signing on fee. He is due for an €80m bonus in September should he opt to stay with PSG.

PSG want to cash in on the France international star now rather than let him walk for free a year from now when his contract expires.

It has been reported that Mbappé’s PSG teammate Marco Verratti has now agreed to join Al Hilal although, there is yet to be an agreed transfer fee between both club due variation in their valuations, the Italy international midfielder is expected to become the latest big name to move to Saudi Arabia.

Al Hilal missed out on Lionel Messi, who joined Inter Miami after two years at PSG.