Mbappe: Transfer talk won’t affect me

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The 18-year-old has been linked with a huge summer move to Real Madrid but says that he is not thinking about the future

Kylian Mbappe has affirmed that he will not allow speculation over his future to affect his on-field performances.

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It has been reported in the Spanish press that the 18-year-old Monaco striker has agreed to move to Real Madrid in the summer after a spectacular breakout campaign in Ligue 1.

The France international, though, has affirmed that he is concentrated on his task at Stade Louis II.

“We’ve got a common objective and I really want to win a title with the club that brought me through,” he said. “Until then, nothing will disturb me and I think that I’m going to continue like that until the end of the season.

“There will be two months, two and a half months, to make a decision as to what I’m going to do, so no, the rumours won’t affect me.”

Mbappe was only used off the bench during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Nancy, but in his brief cameo his did manage to create a goal for Thomas Lemar.

On Tuesday, Monaco go to Juventus in the Champions League semi-final second leg, in which they will attempt to turnaround a 2-0 deficit against one of Europe’s most highly regarded defensive sides – perhaps Mbappe’s biggest test yet in his short career.