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Carlo Ancelotti Dismisses Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid Links

By Amreen
Mbappe continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid
Mbappe continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid / John Berry/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he does not care if Real Madrid sign Kylian Mbappe before the transfer window closes on August 31.

Madrid have long been linked with the France international, who is in the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and has, so far, refused to put pen to paper on a new deal. The Los Blancos have been considered favourites to sign him, but Ancelotti insisted he is satisfied with his current team and doesn't know if his side will land the 22-year-old.

“I don't know if he will arrive,” he said at a press conference when asked about his side’s interest in Mbappe. I don't care what will happen. I have a very good and very strong squad. They give me a lot of happiness. I am focused on that. Let's wait these 10 days and now I am focused on the team that I have.”

He added: “This squad, as it is, can compete for any trophy. We have very big stars here. I'm not going to name all of them, but we have a lot of top players. This squad is full of stars. We have to work together. The star, if he is able to compete for the others, wins titles.”

Mbappe has had a strong start for PSG this season, starting in all three of their Ligue 1 games so far, and scored his first goal in Friday's 4-2 thrashing of Brest. Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the attacker’s future and admitted he expects him to stay put. “He's working really hard to be ready this season and I see him staying with us this season,” he said.