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PSG are fast running out of patience with Kylian Mbappe’s refusal to commit to a new deal and have dropped his asking price, according to reports in France.

France international has notched up 120 goals in 160 games for the Parisians since arriving from Monaco back in 2017 and is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking footballers in world football at the age of 22.

Kylian’s current contract expires in June 2022 and the Parisians have been desperate for him to commit his long-term future to the club amid strong interest from the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus.

A heavyweight bidding war is likely to ensue if Mbappe’s contract negotiations continue to stall and Parisians may be forced to cash in on their prized possession to avoid losing him on a free transfer in just over a year’s time.

Ligue 1 giants sporting director Leonardo and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi have grown so frustrated with a lack of progress in their talks with the 22-year-old forward’s camp that they have lowered their transfer demands for the 2018 World Cup winner.

And while Mauricio Pochettino sees Kylian as the figurehead of his project in Paris, the report suggests Parisians would be willing to do business for a cut-price fee between €120-150m in the summer transfer window.

Mbappe believes he faces more intense criticism and scrutiny than his French colleagues due to his status and the fact he plays for the Parisians. ‘Of course, it gets tiring, especially when you play for a club in your country and you give everything for your national team. After a while it gets tiring,’ the World Cup winner said.