Real Madrid have been dealt a huge blow in their transfer pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe as they look to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Los Blancos lost their star forward to Juventus this summer and could do with a big name up front to help fill that considerable void in their attack.
Mbappe, 19, has just shone on the biggest stage with a superb World Cup with France, scoring in Les Bleus’ 4-2 final win over Croatia to help them lift the trophy for the second time in the country’s history.
There’s no question Mbappe has the quality to star for a big club like Real Madrid, and Don Balon have recently linked the French teenager as among Real’s targets in attack.
However, speaking after yesterday’s World Cup final victory, the youngster ruled out leaving PSG at the moment, insisting a move to the Bernabeu was very much not on the cards.
Asked about Madrid, Mbappe is quoted in the Metro as saying: ‘No, I have a contract with PSG, I’m happy with this team. At the moment, this transfer is absolutely impossible.’