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Florentino Perez explains Mbappe transfer comments

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The Real Madrid president has clarified comments he made about a Kylian Mbappe transfer from earlier in the day.

Florentino Perez has attempted to cool talk of Real Madrid doing a deal for Kylian Mbappe in January.

Mbappe spoke for the first time on Monday about a potential exit last summer. With less than a year on his contract, the striker handed in a transfer request to Paris Saint-Germain. He also confirmed Real Madrid would’ve been his only destination had he left. However, PSG refused to sell him even when bids reportedly worth around €200 million came their way.

Therefore, once we enter January, Mbappe can sign a pre-contract agreement to join any club he likes on a free transfer for next season.

“In January, we will have news about Mbappe,” Perez teased to El Debate earlier on Tuesday.

“We hope that on January 1 everything can be solved.”

These comments, though, got the rumor mill going again, with Marca reporting that Perez has already explained what he had actually meant.

Speaking later in the day, the Real Madrid president said: “My words were misinterpreted. What I said is that we have to wait until next year to hear from him, always with respect to PSG with whom we have good relations.”