Why Kylian Mbappe to Chelsea transfer ‘makes no sense’ now but can’t be ruled out in ‘two or three years’ as Florent Malouda discusses PSG superstar

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Florent Malouda admits that a move to Chelsea for Kylian Mbappe at this stage “makes no sense”, but a deal could be done in “two or three years”.

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  • World Cup winner yet to sign new contract
  • Heavily linked with Real Madrid
  • Premier League move also speculated on


    The World Cup-winning forward continues to generate intense transfer speculation at Paris Saint-Germain as he is yet to agree an extension to a contract that is due to expire in 2024. Mbappe has been welcomed back into the fold at Parc des Princes, but uncertainty reigns when it comes to his future plans. Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the France international, but they have ruled out a move in the current window after being informed of the figures involved. A switch to the Premier League has also been speculated on, with Chelsea considered to be potential suitors despite missing out on European qualification last season.

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    Ex-Blues star Malouda cannot see a deal being done there – at least not until the west London heavyweights have sorted themselves out and become an enticing option for the best players on the planet. Malouda has told Betway: “To see Mbappe wear a Chelsea shirt would be a dream but they are not ready, as the West Ham game proved. We are not the club we were. When you see the level and expectation around Mbappe, I think the timing is not right. I don't think he sees Chelsea as an option now. There is so much pressure and expectation around him winning individual prizes and club trophies, the timing is not right. But maybe in two or three years if Chelsea manage to get back on top and in the Champions League then maybe we can discuss Mbappe to Chelsea. But at the moment it makes no sense. But if he one day does come to England, I hope he chooses Stamford Bridge.”


    One man that has left PSG this summer is Brazilian superstar Neymar, with the South American also being linked with Chelsea at one stage. Malouda is not convinced that a move to England was ever on the cards, with the enigmatic 31-year-old having headed to Saudi Arabia at Al-Hilal instead. Malouda added: “I don't think it's purely about money, I think it's about enjoying his football with the national team. I don't think he was confident enough to come to a top club in the Premier League. I'm not sure he had the opportunity though, like a Chelsea or a Liverpool. I think it was the best opportunity he had on offer, so it made sense for his career.”

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    While Chelsea are without Neymar and appear unlikely to snap up Mbappe, they have been busy in the latest transfer window – with the club’s Todd Boehly-led board funding big-money moves for the likes of Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Moises Caicedo, Axel Disasi, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu.