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Paris Saint-Germain Confirm Kylian Mbappe Wants to Leave For Real Madrid

Ali Shibil Roshan
Mbappe wants to leave for Real Madrid
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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club for Real Madrid, and insisted they will not stand in the way of the French superstar as long as their 'conditions' are met.

Real Madrid have long been linked with a move for Mbappe, and the Spanish behemoths recently tabled a €160m bid for the 22-year-old, which PSG swiftly rejected as they consider the offer to be 'very far from what Kylian represents today'.

Confirming Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid, PSG Sporting Director Leonardo told RMC Sport [via Get French Football News]: "Kylian Mbappé wants to leave, that seems clear. If Real Madrid are making an offer, that seems clear… Me I am giving a position, that, I think, is clear for everyone. We cannot, the week before the end of the window, change our plans. If he wants to leave, we will not hold him back, but on our terms."

Leonardo blasted Real Madrid over their 'illegal' approach for Mbappe, stating: "We have not had much public communication on all that, but our position has always been to keep Kylian, to extend his contract, that has always been our aim and that is still the case. We made two significant offers to Kylian: one at the level of the top players in our squad two months ago and one above that of those players very recently. We want to prove to him that he is an important player, at the centre of our project, but not above the project.

"In terms of our position on Real, it seems like a strategy to try to get a no from us, to show that they have tried everything and to wait for a year to get him for free. For the last 2 years, Real Madrid have been behaving like this, it is not correct, illegal even because they contacted the player. It is unacceptable for us, because it is not correct. It is proof of the strategy: an offer comes 1 year before the end of his contract and 7 days before the end of the window. They want us to reject to show to Kylian that they tried everything and to start negotiating for next year."

Leonardo also revealed they have turned down Real Madrid's bid for Mbappe, but indicated they will let the Frenchman leave if their conditions are met. He said: "Yes, we said no verbally. But we will not hold anyone back. If someone wants to leave and our conditions are met, we will see. But we have created a dream with our players this summer and we will not let anyone destroy it. We consider the offer to be very far from what Kylian represents today. We also owe part of this money to Monaco and we consider that the offer is not enough."


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