Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe admits there are 'new elements' which could lead to PSG contract extension

Tom Gott
Mbappe dominated Lorient on Sunday
Mbappe dominated Lorient on Sunday / John Berry/GettyImages
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Kylian Mbappe has left the door open to a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain, insisting there are 'new elements' to his latest talks with those in charge.

Mbappe asked to join Real Madrid last summer and has long been expected to move to the Santiago Bernabeu once the current season comes to an end, but PSG have been aggressive in their attempts to keep Mbappe and have effectively handed him a blank cheque - something which has not yet been enough.

Speaking to Amazon Prime after bagging two goals and three assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over Lorient, Mbappe insisted that there is still a real chance that he stays in Paris beyond this summer.

"If I had made my decision, I would have said so," he said. "I don't have to answer to anyone. If I had made the decision, I would have taken responsibility. The good and the bad things, I have always assumed them by the way.

"I don't have to hide, I didn't kill anyone. I just want to make the best decision I can.

"I'm still thinking about it. Because there are new elements, new parameters. I want to make the right choice. I know that for people, it takes a little while."

He was later asked outright whether staying at PSG was a possibility, to which he responded: "Yes, of course."

Mbappe did, however, stress that his delay in making a decision does not necessarily mean that he is leaning towards remaining in Paris.

"I don't know [whether it is a good sign] frankly," he said. "Having the affection of the people here has always been nice. I thank them for that. A whole stadium screaming your name, it's not just anything."

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