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Mbappe is not distracted by the transfer rumors, says Deschamps

Tue 08 June 2021 | 9:30

The France boss insists the young star is fully focused on the national team’s preparation for the Euros.

Kylian Mbappe

has been linked with a move away from

Paris Saint-Germain

in recent months. The 22-year-old has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs, including

Real Madrid

. Speculations over the player’s future have been intensified in recent weeks as he has refused to sign a contract extension at Parc des Princes. However,

Didier Deschamps

says the striker is fully focused on the national team’s upcoming tournament.

Deschamps told reporters:

"It's part of the game. What is going on outside, Kylian has been clear on that, he is there, he knows why he is there. He is with the France team.

"He will have a decision. to take, he will take it when he sees fit. At the moment, he is still under contract with Paris Saint-Germain and supposed to be there next year.

"On what can happen, I do not know. He is totally in control, but in any case, he is in peace and serenity with us. He is focused on the France team."

Real Madrid remains the most likely destination for Mbappe as they are reportedly planning to submit a lucrative offer for the player in the summer transfer window. However,

Liverpool

have recently emerged as a new suitor for the 22-year-old, with the French star being a huge admirer of

Jurgen Klopp

. PSG president

Nasser Al-Khelaifi

insisted that Mbappe will continue playing for the Parisians in an interview with

L'Equipe

earlier this week.

“I’ll be clear, Kylian is going to stay with PSG. We’re never going to sell him and he’ll never leave for free,” said the PSG chief. "I never give details to the media about ongoing negotiations. All I can say is that it’s progressing well.

“He is a fantastic boy, as a person and as an athlete. He’ll win the Ballon d’Or in years to come, I’m 100% sure. He has everything he needs to extend here. Where can he go? Which club in terms of ambition and project can compete with PSG today?”


source: SportMob