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Leonardo – Contract talks in progress, Mbappe is staying

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Leonardo confirms that PSG has started contract negotiations with MBappe and the player is staying in Paris.

PSG produced a spirited comeback, led by the young French superstar, to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeau.

There has been speculation for months regarding the young forward, and Los Blanco’s interest in the player.

This has been heightened by the fact that Real manager Zidane has admitted his admiration of the player publicly.

In an interview after the game, reported by Goal, PSG sporting director Leonardo had some guarantees about Mbappe’s future.

He was in a jovial mood and pleaded ignorance on what has been the hot topic of the footballing rumor mill for some time.

He said:

“Did he say that? I hadn’t seen anything!” the Brazilian joked when quizzed on the week’s hottest story. 

“The only thing I know is that Mbappe is 100 percent staying here. The rest is by the by. 

“We are moving slowly [on a new contract] but we are going forward.”

A January move is highly unlikely, but this may be the transfer story of the summer of 2020.

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