Real Madrid have told PSG that Kylian Mbappe must be included in the deal if the French champions are serious about their interest in signing Ferland Mendy this summer.
According to El Nacional, the Mbappe saga last summer, where he turned down Real Madrid at the 11th hour, has strained relations between the Spanish giants and the French champions.
Their strained relationship is apparently having serious consequences for PSG’s desire to sign Mendy.
The 28-year-old French left-back is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and is reportedly transfer-listed for €40 million despite having a €250 million release clause.
But Real Madrid President Florentino Perez does not want the Frenchman sold to the Parisians and would allow PSG to sign Mendy for a fee lower than his release clause if he’s used in a part-exchange deal for their long-term target, Mbappe.
The French giants have placed a €200 million price tag on Mbappe, but Real Madrid would rather wait to sign him for free next year.