Difficult to reject €700m – PSG permits Mbappe to discuss with Saudi club

PSG has granted Kylian Mbappe permission to hold talks with Al Hilal.

CBS soccer correspondent, James Benge, broke the news on Monday.

Joining talkSPORT on Monday to discuss the story and his possible move to Saudi Arabia, the reporter said “PSG is very open to doing a deal at that level,” he said.

“It would make him the world’s most expensive footballer and it’s really hard to imagine someone saying no to €700 million.

“It’s a staggering amount of money, and it comes with a willingness from Al Hilal’s side if it’s what Mbappe wants, for him to go to Real Madrid next year.

“One thing I was told is, for Al-Hilal, when you put these numbers in euro terms, it becomes the first €1 billion footballer – there’s almost a desire for that to be the talking point of the summer.

“Real Madrid, I don’t know. I’m sure that Al-Hilal’s pitch to Mbappe would be, you can stay here if you want the money. And Real Madrid will obviously say, there is no way on earth we can match that salary or even get close.

“Maybe Mbappe looks at it as a one-off, let’s build up the bank account for a year and then almost go and do what I want, follow my dreams.”