Mbappé to return to PSG first-team squad after ‘constructive discussions

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to integrate Kylian Mbappé back into the first-team squad, according to reports.

The France captain’s future at the club has seemed uncertain following links with a move to Real Madrid and reports earlier this week that he was frozen out of senior training. Mbappé was told to stay away after he refused to activate an option to extend his current contract to 2025, meaning the superstar would be free to negotiate a free transfer to foreign clubs in January.

He was not involved as PSG began their Ligue 1 campaign in underwhelming fashion with a goalless draw against Lorient, with Neymar also not included in the match-day squad. But before the game Mbappé and the club are reported to have held positive talks that will see the 24-year-old return to Luis Enrique’s squad.

A club statement on Sunday, reported by the French newspaper L’Équipe, read: “After very constructive and positive discussions between Paris St Germain and Kylian Mbappé before the PSG-Lorient match, the player was reinstated in the first training team this morning.”

Luis Enrique had said before the game that he was confident of a positive outcome. “It is something that has already happened in the past and there was a positive solution before I was here,” he said. “I hope and wish that, just like in the past, the same thing will happen again and that the club and the player will reach an agreement.”

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