February 24, 2024

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Kylian Mbappe reportedly declines the opportunity to speak with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia.

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 08: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 leg two match between FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on March 08, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old Mbappé is in a standoff with PSG after his decision not to take up the option of a 12-month extension

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe. (AP Photo)

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly refused to meet with representatives of Saudi Arabian soccer team Al-Hilal, which has made a world record bid for the France striker.

French sports daily L’Equipe reported Wednesday that the Paris Saint-Germain player wouldn’t meet with Al-Hilal officials, who were in the French capital to sign Brazilian forward Malcom.

Al-Hilal made a record 300 million euro ($332 million) bid for Mbappé on Monday.

PSG wants to cash in on the World Cup star now rather than let him walk for free a year from now when his contract expires.

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

The 24-year-old Mbappé is in a standoff with PSG after his decision not to take up the option of a 12-month extension. Instead, he plans to leave as a free agent in 2025 when he is widely expected to join Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Al-Hilal completed the signing of Malcom on a four-year deal. The 26-year-old winger had played the past four seasons for Zenit St. Petersburg.