PSG dirty over Real's bid to lure Mbappe

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Real Madrid are pursuing a blockbuster deal for Kylian Mbappe, although Paris Saint-Germain are holding out for a better offer after questioning the Spanish giants' tactics in their pursuit of the France sensation.

PSG sporting director Leonardo on Wednesday said the French club have rejected an offer of about 160 million euros ($A259 million) from Madrid but added that they are willing to negotiate.

Leonardo told French broadcaster RMC Sport and other media outlets that the initial Madrid offer is below what PSG expected.

He said the club won't hold Mbappe back if his desire is to leave, but any deal will only be made on the club's terms.

"Kylian Mbappe wants to leave, that seems clear to me," Leonardo said.

"If Real Madrid makes an offer, that seems clear. I am giving a position which, I think, is clear for everyone.

"We can't, in the last week of the transfer window, change our plans. If he wants to leave, we aren't going to keep him, but it's under our conditions."

It was the first time PSG said Mbappe wants to leave, with Leonardo admitting the France forward, who has only one year left on his contract, is angling to leave the club.

The 22-year-old has scored 133 goals in 174 matches for PSG and won three Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups.

But PSG's attempts to extend his contract have so far failed, and they believe Real's ploy is to sign him for nothing next summer.

Leonardo said PSG already verbally said "no" to the initial Madrid offer, with the figures widely reported in Spain and France.

He said the offer was "very far from what Kylian represents at the moment" after PSG signed Mbappe from Monaco for 180m euros ($A291m) in 2017.

"It's less than what we paid for him," Leonard said.

"But it's the manner of how Real Madrid are going about it that doesn't please us."

It was supposedly Madrid's first offer for Mbappe, a long-time target for the Spanish powerhouse.

Leonard accused Madrid of "not being correct" toward PSG, "illegally" contacting the player's representatives and family members in the last few years.

"It seems like this is a strategy by Madrid to hear a 'no' from us but to show that it tried everything to sign him now, then wait and get him for free next year," Leonardo said.

Madrid president Florentino Perez has publicly spoken about the club's interest in Mbappe in the past, and the player has never denied his desire to one day play for Los Merengues.

Rumours about a possible transfer for Mbappe increased after Lionel Messi's free move from Barcelona to PSG.

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