Florentino Perez is optimistic that Real Madrid could sign Kylian Mbappe in January.

Mbappe will be a free agent next summer and will be able to sign with his future club on Jan. 1.

"We hope that on Jan. 1 everything can be resolved," Perez said on Tuesday when asked about Mbappe's future.

However, Perez clarified his comments soon after in the French media, saying: "My words were misinterpreted. What I said is that we have to wait until next year ... always with respect to PSG with whom we have good relations."