The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga came to a conclusion on Saturday amid confirmation the Paris Saint-Germain forward had snubbed a move to Real Madrid in favour of signing a three-year contract extension at the Ligue 1 club.

ESPN reported last year that PSG rejected a series of bids from Madrid for Mbappe, the last of which was up to €200 million, and the Spanish giants had been confident that they would finally land their long-desired target on a free transfer this summer, with his deal due to expire on June 30.

However, a last-ditch effort from PSG to persuade Mbappe to stay proved successful on Saturday, with the forward pledging his future to the Ligue 1 club until 2025.

"I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted," Mbappe said in a statement.

I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level. 

I am also delighted to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, where I have grown up and where I have made my name.

I would like to thank the President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, for his trust, his understanding and his patience.

I would also like to thank all the fans of Paris Saint-Germain, both in France and around the world, for their support, especially in recent months.