But as time passes, Mbappe's renewal has stalled and the lack of progress has had a psychological effect on the dressing room.
'France Football' says that the PSG squad have accepted it is a lost cause. "The dressing room are not excited about Mbappe," the French magazine reports. They understand that they cannot do anything to get him to stay at the Parc des Princes.
The latest to speak was Di Maria, but he not seemed convinced he could persuade Mbappe to stay. "We'll tell him not to leave, but to renew," he said recently.
The feeling among PSG teammates is that Mbappe is determined to leave for Real Madrid. And there Real Madrid await him. "Real Madrid are dreaming about getting Mbappe for free when the season is up. He would fulfil his dream of one day playing for Madrid," the source said.
In France, they think Mbappe will move to Real Madrid and that his departure is "inevitable." They have lost all hope of being able to keep the attacker.
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