'I don't see him leaving' - PSG sporting director Leonardo provides Kylian Mbappe transfer update
Leonardo revealed that there had been no offers for Mbappe beyond offers described as "not good enough" by Real Madrid. The French star is out of contract at the end of the season and has been widely linked with a move to the Spanish capital on a free after a summer deal could not be agreed this year.
Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates his goal during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Clermont Foot 63 at Parc des Princes on September 11, 2021 in Paris, France.
"Real Madrid's offer for Mbappe wasn't good enough, and there were no other offers."
PSG had a summer of extreme spending, attracting Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lionel Messi to Paris, among others.
The reuniting of Messi with close friend and former Barcelona colleague Neymar has led to suggestions that Mbappe, a potential poster-boy for the next epoch of footballing mega-stars, may be seeking a greater share of the spotlight elsewhere.
The 22-year-old is not the only star of the next generation to be linked with a move to Madrid - Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland has also been connected to the club.
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Javier Tebas, La Liga president, suggested that Real Madrid could even afford to sign both players.
"Madrid have sold 200 million euros worth of player," Tebas said on Monday at an event hosted by the Sport Integrity Global Alliance. "They have the money to sign Mbappe and Haaland together.
"They haven't made losses, and what's more, they've made sales."