​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. 

Zinedine Zidane

​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."


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.