According to reports, Kylian Mbappe said he would remain at PSG and reject Real Madrid

According to ESPN, Kylian Mbappe has indicated he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain in a shocking U-turn that means Real Madrid will miss out on another long-term transfer goal

Mbappe, 23, was generally anticipated to join Real Madrid this summer, with his PSG contract set to expire on June 30

Mbappe is expected to sign a three-year contract with PSG after a late change of heart

According to sources, Mbappe informed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his choice and PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino and his teammates

PSG rejected a series of proposals in the region of €200 million for Mbappe last summer

Real Madrid has communicated with his entourage all season, and sources told ESPN that they felt they had the player's word that he would join them as a free agent

On the other hand, PSG was keen to keep Mbappe, and sources informed ESPN that they gave him significantly enhanced conditions

Madrid has been after Mbappe for a decade, but its efforts to lure him to the Bernabeu have been foiled

Before signing for AS Monaco, he went on trial with the Spanish club in 2012, where he met childhood heroes Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane

Madrid was close to signing Mbappe in 2017 after he had shined for Monaco in their run to the Champions League semifinals

PSG sports director Leonardo subsequently chastised Madrid for showing a "lack of respect" in their pursuit of Mbappe