​Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been criticised by PSG sporting director Leonardo, after the Frenchman spoke publicly about a potential approach for ​Kylian Mbappé.


The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants ever since his breakthrough season at Monaco, and the latest comments from Zidane about a potential move have infuriated Leonardo. 

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​BBC Sport report that the 50-year-old PSG sporting director has reacted angrily to comments made by Zidane in a news conference, where he said that it was the Frenchman's ​'dream' to play for Real Madrid


Understandably, the former Brazil international was critical of Zidane, saying: "Honestly, it's a bit irritating, it's annoying. It's not the first time this has happened. Kylian is a very important player for us. Now is not the time to destabilise him."

Kylian Mbappe

The comments by Zidane come before a crucial Champions League clash between Real Madrid and PSG on the 26th November. The French side managed to secure qualification with a 1-0 win over Club Brugge this week, but Real still need at least a point from their remaining games to ensure qualification.


Real Madrid currently linger in second place on seven points despite a resounding 6-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday, and will be looking to ensure qualification with a win over PSG with a game against Club Brugge to spare. 


"I think that now is not the time to talk about this," Leonardo continued. "He is a player who has two and a half years left on his contract with us, so to talk about what he wants, his 'dream', every time...if we can just stop this, pause this talk."

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PSG are currently attempting to tie the 20-year-old to a ​new long-term contract which would see him net a salary close to that of Neymar's gargantuan €40m a year.