Real Madrid dealt blow in pursuit of Ethan Mbappe

Ethan Mbappe’s future is not tied to that of his brother Kylian, who is expected to join Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, 90min understands.

Kylian is out of contract at the end of the season and has revealed his intention to leave PSG once it expires. 90min previously reported he will forgo up to €80m in bonuses as part of a complicated legal agreement that means the French champions aren’t out of pocket, with Victor Osimhen and Marcus Rashford among the star names on their list of potential replacements.

Madrid have long been interested in Kylian and they are in advanced talks with him over a summer move – an agreement has not yet been totally reached but the framework is in place.

In the meantime, the Spanish press have suggested Madrid could also sign his 17-year-old brother Ethan in a similar deal to their respective moves from Monaco to PSG in 2017. But sources have told 90min both PSG and the player himself are focused on him securing more minutes at Parc des Princes and extending his stay hasn’t been ruled.

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The Mbappes joined PSG in 2017 / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Ethan, who plays in central midfield, has made three senior appearances for PSG this season, though has dropped out of their matchday squads in recent weeks.

His contract expires this summer too but PSG are currently relaxed about the situation. Talks have not advanced recently though they have not fallen through either and both parties are on good terms.

When Kylian announced to the PSG squad he would be leaving, head coach Luis Enrique turned to Ethan and jokingly asked if he would be following him out the exit door, to which he insisted ‘no’.

PSG’s priority is to ensure Kylian’s exit is as smooth as possible and the terms are finalised, while Ethan is working hard to win back his spot in Enrique’s squad. That means Ethan’s future may not be resolved until closer to the end of the season.