PSG Chief Rules Out Moves For Neymar, Mbappe

Clubs Know, Says Al-Khelaifi

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Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe will be leaving the club this summer.

Both players are being linked with interest from Real Madrid.

The belief in Spain last summer that there was no chance of Neymar leaving after just one season at PSG while Mbappe only became a permanent signing on 1 July 2018 after his loan spell from Monaco came to an end.

“Kylian is already a club legend,” Al-Khelaifi told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“What he has done at just 20 years of age, having won a World Cup and become one of the five best players in the world alongside Neymar, is exceptional. In Paris, everyone loves him, he is at home and he knows that he has everything he could want to make history at PSG. He has the ability to make the Parc des Princes dream and all of the young people who love sport. The relationship between PSG and Mbappe is long-term because there is a very strong mutual trust.”

The PSG supremo added that all Europe’s top clubs are aware that there will be no exit for the Brazilian – or anyone else – this summer.

“Neither Real Madrid, nor any other club in the world, needs to call us about Neymar or any other player. Real Madrid know perfectly well that Neymar is not for sale and that the player won’t leave PSG this summer. We have a fantastic relationship with Neymar and his father and it is built to last a long time.”