Football NewsTension is growing between Kylian Mbappe and PSG president
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Kylian Mbappe has not hidden his frustrations over recent comments made by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, which have only driven a bigger wedge between the player and club.


Tension between Al Khelaifi and Kylian

The relationship between Kylian Mbappe and PSG is at a critical moment. The latest public statements from both parties revealed the tension that exists over the player’s refusal to agree to a contract extension.

PSG appear unwilling to accept French star’s decision to join Real Madrid, be it this summer or the next, when his contract ends in June 2022. With Mbappe having rejected three multi-million-euro offers, PSG have decided to change tact by putting pressure on him through the media in a bid to get him to stay until at least 2023, after the World Cup in Qatar. But this maneuver by president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has only served to push the 22-year-old further from his home of the last four years


Mbappe denies Al-Khelaifi’s claims

Mbappe didn’t hide his dissatisfaction with PSG’s top brass in his last press conference with France after Al-Khelaifi claimed the young forward had requested signings as a condition for his renewal. “I want to make it clear that I have never requested a player from Leonardo (PSG’s sporting director) or anyone at the club. I am a football player and I have to be content with what I do on the pitch,” he explained forcefully.

Later, when asked about his future, he was reluctant to discuss a contract extension at PSG and referred to himself as an “employee” of the club. “I am here to represent the French team. PSG, with all due respect to this club of which I am an employee, does not interest me at the moment,” insisted the Paris-born forward. Mbappe, who had at no point thought to come into conflict with his club, understood this message as a maneuver aimed at putting pressure on him and Real Madrid. However, the France international has not been intimidated by Al Khelaifi’s rhetoric and continues to leave his continuity up in the air.