KYLIAN MBAPPE will reportedly hold clear-the-air talks with Karim Benzema after he snubbed a move to Real Madrid to remain at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old looked set to join Los Blancos on a free transfer as he approached the end of his contract at Parc des Princes.
It was reported last week that the LaLiga champions were set to announce the signing of the 2018 World Cup winner after their Champions League final against Liverpool.
But in a stunning U-turn, Mbappe penned a new contract at PSG until 2025 worth a whopping £500million.
His deal includes a £250m bonus simply for signing the extension and then £85m per year – or £1.6m-a-week – after tax.
Mbappe's France team-mate Benzema has publicly urged his compatriot to link up with him at the Bernabeu.
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Speaking in October, the 34-year-old promised Real supporters that the ex-Monaco ace would join him at the club.
And following Mbappe's extension, fans claimed that Benzema was taking a dig at the forward after he posted a number of cryptic snaps on his Instagram story.
One of those included him with his hand bandaged up pointing towards a Real badge.
The other was a picture of rapper Tupac Shakur and his close friend, who allegedly betrayed him which led to his death in September 1996.
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And Mbappe has now commented on Benzema's posts in an interview with Spanish news outlet Marca.
Asked whether he had seen his uploads, he remarked: "Yes, yes, and I saw several Real Madrid players posting things.
"These things are like that, I have nothing to say.
"Of course, when I go to the France team I will explain to Karim why I have stayed at PSG because we have a good relationship."
Mbappe also revealed he held shock talks with Liverpool over a potential switch to Anfield as his mum is a huge admirer of the Merseyside outfit.
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