Sporting director Leonardo addresses rumours of €200 million offer as Chelsea look to do deal

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

PSG sporting director Leonardo has opened up and addresses the rumours Kylian Mbappe has been offered a record-breaking contract, with Chelsea Liverpool and Real Madrid all linked with a transfer move.

Mbappe is easily regarded as one of the finest and most dangerous attackers in world football right now and the man most likely to replace Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the game

However, he is all set to leave PSG at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract, with reports that Real Madrid are leading the chase, while Chelsea and Liverpool prepare to swoop in if a move to the Bernanbeu does not happen.

PSG are refusing to give up on efforts to get fresh terms thrashed out with a prized asset, with there an understandable desire on their part to see the talented 23-year-old stay put, with claims a €200 million (£166m/$222m) has been offered to the Frenchman

Discussions remain ongoing with Mbappe and his entourage, but reports of a mega-money deal being put on the table have been rubbished by the club’s sporting director, Leonardo told L’Equipe of the speculation regarding a €200m deal: “That’s not true, we haven’t sent a precise offer.

“There is one important element: I think that the last thing we will put on this contract will be the amount. We want to put him in the best conditions to become the best player possible. I think it will take two minutes at the end to put the amount.”

On the possibility of Mbappe prolonging his association with PSG, Leonardo added: “Our chances of keeping him? I can’t say, but we have possibilities.

“As long as there is no signature, we will try everything, we will do everything to keep him. I don’t think he will judge based on the result against Real Madrid.

“We have a new generation coming through, we have youngsters from the training ground, we have the desire to make other investments. What has been done by Qatar over the last 10 years has put PSG among the great clubs. Today, the club is a reality. It is loved, admired and respected.”

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There has been so much speculation on the future of Mbappe but it will just be interesting to see where he ends up guys

Jamie

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