Kylian Mbappe and PSG feud over published interview as contract talks ‘broken off’

PSG: Mbappe 'allowed little dips in form'

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Kylian Mbappe and Leonardo have broken off contract negotiations completely as the striker looks destined to leave Paris Saint-Germain. It comes as the player kicks up a stink over the club’s publishing of a recent interview.

Mbappe and his representatives are fuming with PSG after they published an interview of himself amid their contract furore.

The striker’s inner circle are less than pleased about the timing, which was conducted at the end of May.

And there was an agreement that it would be put online in June but it has gone up nearly two months later, report L’Equipe.

The content includes Mbappe’s view on winning the Champions League with PSG next to Neymar, with him saying: “It is easy for big players to play together.

“The most important thing will always be the team and helping PSG to win. If PSG win one day and Neymar shines and deserves the Ballon d’Or, he will win it.

“The same for me, if I deserve it. PSG is the most important thing. We wear the same shirt, we are friends and it is even easier to play with friends — especially when they are great players too.”

But Mbappe’s views have since changed and he is now open to leaving PSG this summer while this incident has only soured relations further.

The France international wanted to know how the club were willing to move forward over the summer.

However, he has been kept completely in the dark over PSG’s sporting project while last season saw the Parisians fail to win the league – one of the minimum expectations.

According to L’Equipe, contract talks have been broken off and the situation is starting to look unsalvageable.

PSG director Leonardo has called a halt to talks with the two parties miles off any sort of an agreement.

The club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is desperate to keep hold of the World Cup winner, though, and is looking to convince him to stay.

If he fails, then PSG have a huge decision to either sell him this summer or risk losing the forward – who they paid £166m to sign – for nothing next year.

Real Madrid are the favourites to snap up the 22-year-old should he leave France with the club already offloading players in a bid to sign him.

Raphael Varane is on his way to Manchester United while the likes of Martin Odegaard, Isco and Alvaro Odriozola can also leave for modest fees.

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