Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Paris Saint-Germain remains strongly interested in coming to terms on a contract extension agreement with forward Kylian Mbappe, according to a report from the French-based publication Le Journal du Dimanche.

Mbappe is set to become a free agent in 2022, where he would then become eligible to sign with any team without a transfer fee being posted to acquire him. However, it is becoming clear that PSG do not want to wait until 2022 to complete any such deal. The club aspires to keep Mbappe for the long-term.

Reigning La Liga champions have been the team most interested in completing a blockbuster deal for Mbappe. According to a recent report from the Spanish-based publication AS, Real Madrid will hold off pursuing Mbappe until 2021. The club hopes to sign Mbappe next year if he still has not come to a contract extension agreement with PSG.

At the moment, PSG’s board and representatives from Mbappe’s camp have not had any reported serious talks on a possible contract extension agreement for the forward. But this is given considering that the team has its focus centered on the ongoing UEFA Champions League tournament.

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