Kylian Mbappe has addressed speculation surrounding his future at Paris Saint-Germain, as the club’s owners revealed their desire to keep him in the French capital at all costs.
The 22-year-old has refused to rule out a move away in the coming months as a number of clubs continue to monitor ongoing talks to renew his deal. Among those believed to be interested in the striker are Real Madrid and Liverpool, who will both be hoping to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer this summer.
In a recent interview with SportBild, he revealed he was “happy” but admitted that “in football, you never know what’s going to happen.”
Another possible destination for the striker could be the Allianz Arena, with Mbappe admitting that France team-mate Lucas Hernandez has expressed his desire for him to join Bayern Munich.
He said: “Lucas Hernandez told me that I should come to Munich to play for Bayern.”
“Bayern is one of the five best clubs in the world. One can only congratulate them on how they manage to keep the quality in the squad every year. They just know what they’re doing.”
Mbappe’s admission comes in response to an emphatic statement by PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who revealed that the club would not let the Frenchman leave under any circumstances.
Speaking to L’Equipe, he said: “I will be very clear: Kylian Mbappe is going to stay at PSG, we will never sell him, and he will never leave for free.”
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It’s clear to see why the World Cup winner is in such high demand having enjoyed one of the best season of his career so far for the Paris outfit, scoring 42 goals and registering 11 assists in all competitions.
He will now turn his attention to the upcoming European Championships for his country, as France look to win their second major international title in the space of three years.
Big arrivals expected in Paris this summer
Aside from their best efforts to keep Mbappe, PSG will also look to strengthen their squad further with a number of big names linked with the Ligue 1 giants.
One name believed to be on the club’s radar is Paul Pogba, who is reportedly delaying contract talks with Manchester United in the hopes of signing for another big team.
Another player being monitored by the club is Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi, who has enjoyed a successful spell in the Serie A thus far.