Mbappe admitted that he became worried when the PSG president said he can't leave for free
The striker has since confirmed that he asked PSG to allow him to leave for Madrid, and with his contract expiring next summer, with the Spaniards are hopeful they can finally land their man.
The 22-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his deal at the Parc des Princes and reports in the summer suggested he had rejected attempts to extend his deal.
The French forward's mother has revealed that talks over a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain are 'going well' - even though her son admitted he wants to join Real Madrid this week.
Mbappe is free to talk to clubs in January and Perez implied that a deal was already done and could be confirmed in January, before later saying his words were misinterpreted.
Kylian Mbappe's parents are not sold on the move to Madrid by next summer
The PSG star is dead set on joining Los Blancos
Kylian Mbappe looks happier than ever at PSG
PSG rejected Real Madrid's offers to sign Mbappe last summer
Asked about linking up with Mbappe, who he paired with to help France win the Nations League title, in Madrid, Benzema said: 'I enjoy it with him in the national team and in the future, why not?'
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