Kylian Mbappe, a forward for Paris Saint-Germain, has categorically dismissed reports that he would go to Real Madrid this summer, calling the specific claim “lies.”
Although Mbappe has the right to unilaterally activate an additional year extension of his current PSG contract, which expires next summer, he recently made it clear that he would not be doing so.
His admission sparked a wave of speculation about a possible summer exit from PSG, which is aiming to at least partially repay the €180 million transfer fee it paid to Monaco for the Frenchman.
Among the current rumours linking Mbappe to a summer move, including reports of interest from Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United, the most poignant are the links to a potential move to Real Madrid, but the Frenchman has now personally denied interest in any of the proposed moves.
He had been close to joining Real Madrid before signing the current two-year deal that keeps him at PSG until next season, but the France captain decided to stay with Les Parisiens on that occasion.
After the four-time Ligue 1 Player of the Year made it clear that he would be looking to leave the club after next season, many immediately made the assumption that Mbappe could be tempted to leave even earlier than claimed if Real Madrid come knocking.
However, the PSG forward has come out to pour cold water on such speculation, calling it lies in a Twitter post while also reiterating that he wants to stay in France for at least one more season.
He said, “LIES… ❌. At the same time, the bigger it is, the more it passes. I have already said that I will continue next season at PSG where I am very happy.”
The 2018 World Cup winner had already mentioned that he wanted to stay in France for at least one more season as he looks to eclipse Just Fotaine’s record of five Ligue 1 top scorer awards and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had also intimated at making a push for the forward next season despite the exit of Karim Benzema, but for some reason, the rumours persisted.
Now he has denied the rumours of an exit this season again, but it is unlikely to completely silence the links until the end of the summer transfer window at least.