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'Our position is very clear' - New PSG boss Luis Enrique & president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reveal bullish stance on Kylian Mbappe contract standoff

  • Mbappe won't extend PSG deal
  • Club have said they will sell him
  • New coach wants 'best' squad available

WHAT HAPPENED? Mbappe has entered the last year of his contract with the French champions and has informed the club that he does not intend to extend his deal, despite his insistence that he does not want to leave this summer amid interest from Real Madrid. PSG have reportedly told him that he must either sign an extension by the end of July or else he will be sold. However, the new coach has said that he hopes to have "the best possible squad" at his disposal.

WHAT THEY SAID: "When I signed, we always remain open. A lot of things can happen," Luis Enrique said when asked about Mbappe's future in a press conference. "I will keep it private as it's professional secrecy. I cannot give confidences but we will try to make the best possible squad for PSG."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also reiterated the club's stance, stressing that they have no interest in losing Mbappe for free next year and suggesting he must sign a new contract if he wants to stay.

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He said: "We want him to stay but he can't leave for free. It was our oral agreement and he had expressed it publicly in an interview. So it's not debatable. And I was really shocked to learn that he intended to leave for free. It's very disappointing because Kylian is a fantastic boy, a real gentleman, and leaving for free, weakening the biggest French club, it's not him.

"That's why he has to decide next week, or at most in two weeks. And if he doesn't want to sign a new contract, the door is open. It's like that for him and for everyone else. No one is bigger than the club, no player, not even me. It's very clear."


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WHAT NEXT FOR PSG? The Ligue 1 side will wait for the France star to make a decision as they look to plan for the coming season under their new boss.