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Kylian Mbappe has explored the possibility of joining Arsenal or Liverpool amid an impasse in negotiations with Real Madrid, according to reports. Mbappe is widely expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires in the summer and has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants for a number of years.

Discussions have been taking place behind the scenes in recent weeks but Mbappe is yet to reach an agreement on personal terms with Real Madrid, according to The Independent. It is said that although both parties are interested in getting a deal done, Mbappe is unwilling to accept the terms currently on offer.

The Frenchman is reportedly determined to move on in the summer but Madrid’s offer has been deemed unsatisfactory by the player and his entourage. Moves to Arsenal or Liverpool are said to have been ‘explored’ but neither are prepared to break their wage structures in order to sign him.

Meanwhile, the report adds that PSG have not given up hope of keeping Mbappe for longer despite expecting him to leave at the end of the season. They are still believed to have an offer on the table but the proposed financial terms are not a significant increase on his current deal.

It remains to be seen where Mbappe will be playing his club football next season, with Real Madrid still appearing to be his most likely destination. However, it seems that an increased offer will need to be made in order to tempt Mbappe into finally joining their ranks after years of speculation.

PSG boss Luis Enrique was recently quizzed on Mbappe’s future and revealed that he is yet to make any decision known to the club, saying last week: “Kylian didn’t tell me anything so far.”

Elsewhere, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been tight-lipped over his interest in signing Mbappe, with the legendary head coach refusing to comment whenever he has been pressed for an update. Speaking earlier this season, he said: “It’s a question you can ask me today, in three days, in a week, a month, two or three months and it’s a question I will never answer.”

Ancelotti doubled down on his stance in the January transfer window, adding: “I’m not going to comment about this topic. No comment. You should know we don’t speak about it.”

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