Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel conceded that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s futures are not guaranteed.
Forwards Neymar and Mbappe have both been regularly linked with La Liga moves over the past 12 months, with Real Madrid allegedly the most likely destination.
Spanish newspaper AS claimed on its front cover on Thursday that Los Blancos are waiting for the PSG duo’s final answer.
These allegations come in light of Real’s failed negotiations with Eintracht Frankfurt over signing Luka Jovic. Apparently, talks broke down after the Bundesliga club demanded €100m for their star forward.
And Mbappe dropped a possible bombshell on his future by confessing he may be tempted to leave PSG for a “new project” after receiving the Ligue 1 Player of the Year prize.
“This is football. Many clubs want to transfer many players. But if you ask me, the manager, yes I want them here next season. But if not, we will find solutions,” said Tuchel on Neymar and Mbappe’s uncertain futures, via One Football.
When asked about Mbappe’s comments, the German replied: “He doesn’t need to give a speech to say that.
“He’s a special guy, and just wants to score, score and score again, to have all of the trophies possible.
“The guys are special, we have to accept that. I’m not annoyed.
“I’m not going to lose my head about that speech. I talk to Kylian every day, he knows what I want; we have a trusting relationship between us.”
Mbappe has scored a staggering 32 goals in just 28 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
However, the chances of a first Golden Shoe award are slim with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi four goals ahead in the charts.
Therefore, Mbappe will need to score at least four times in PSG’s Ligue 1 finale against Reims on Friday to at least match the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
“It’s very difficult to score four goals in one match. We lack respect for our opponents in saying that. It’s an objective for Kylian,” said Tuchel.
“To go for four goals is a bit much I think. I have to speak to my team about this goal. He has great targets and he is very confident.”