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Mbappe: Leonardo reiterates PSG's aim to keep Real Madrid target

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has reiterated PSG's desire to keep Kylian Mbappe amid links with a summer transfer to Real Madrid.

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Mbappe: Leonardo reiterates PSG's aim to keep Real Madrid target
AFP

Paris Saint-Germain remain committed to trying to retain Kylian Mbappé amid ongoing links with Real Madrid, according to sporting director Leonardo.

Mbappé is out of contract at the end of the season and he is yet to re-sign with Ligue 1 giants PSG.

PSG reportedly rejected three bids – the last one said to be worth up to €200million – from LaLiga powerhouse Madrid for Mbappe heading into the 2021-22 campaign.

Madrid have been tipped to lure Mbappé to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, though PSG are refusing to give up hope ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Mbappé: "There is room for the unplanned"

"Kylian Mbappe is 'formidable'. He's different, he's fantastic," Leonardo said at La Sorbonne. "And yes, you know what we want… it's clear. We'll see."

Amid the mounting speculation, Mbappé – who has spoken openly of his desire to join Madrid at the start of the season – was asked about his future.

"Moving from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain was logical," the France international, who has nine goals and 14 assists for PSG in Ligue 1 this term, told Paris Match.

"But, now as I look ahead, there is room for the unplanned. Having fun, the surprise factor - that's part of the beauty of sport.

"Things can happen that change your mind. It's impossible to predict what I'll do in the next 20 years."

Mbappé became the youngest player in Ligue 1 history to score 100 goals for a single team with his second of the game for PSG against former club Monaco last week.

Aged just 22 years and 357 days, Mbappé is the youngest player to achieve the feat for one club in French top-flight history since Opta began recording data back in 1950-51.

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