PSG chief says his club has not made Kylian Mbappe u-turn

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is adamant that his ‘jewel’ Kylian Mbappe will stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

And the Brazilian also believes that Real Madrid should be punished for their public pursuit of the Frenchman over the summer.

Mbappe, 22, recently made it known that he asked to leave PSG back in July.

He would be denied his transfer, despite a £154million offer coming from Madrid.

The forward’s contract is set to expire at the end of this season, however, taking the decision out of PSG’s hands.

But Leonardo, 52, remains bullish – telling Festival dello Sport: “Our idea is to extend Kylian Mbappe’s contract.

“Nothing has changed in our plans. Kylian is a jewel, he is incredibly perfect for PSG… then we’ve Kylian, Leo [Messi], Ney. We’ve never planned PSG future without Mbappe.”