Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos has claimed that Kylian Mbappe has not told him or club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he wants to leave in January.
90min understands that 23-year-old Mbappe is unhappy at the Parc des Princes as he believes the club have broken a number of promises made to him when he signed a three-year contract extension earlier this summer.
Mbappe shocked the world in May when he decided to extend his stay in Paris, turning down the opportunity to join Real Madrid in the process, but tensions have quickly escalated in the French capital.
The relationship between player and club is understood to have broken down enough for Mbappe to want a move away from the club in January, although it would be difficult for any club to facilitate a move mid-season.
Sources have confirmed to 90min that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is aware of Mbappe’s unhappiness, with his relationship with the Frenchman remaining cordial despite Los Blancos’ advances being sensationally spurned in the summer.
However, football advisor Campos, who arrived at PSG this summer alongside head coach Christophe Galtier, has told French TV station Canal Plus that Mbappe hasn’t informed him of a desire to leave in January, nor has he spoken to club president Al-Khelaifi.
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“I am with Kylian Mbappe every day,” Campos said. “He has never talked to me about leaving in January.
“It’s not a statement from the player, it’s [from the press], and to have such information before a match like this is very serious. That’s why I’m here, to deny and say clearly that Kylian Mbappe has never spoken to me or to the president [Nasser Al-Khelaifi] to leave PSG in January.”
“Kylian is an extraordinary professional,” he added to RMC Sport. “For example, he played sick in the last match in Reims, he made the effort for the team. I see Kylian arriving with his team-mates, happy every day and with a huge desire to work.”
Mbappe was on the scoresheet for PSG in their Champions League clash with Benfica on Tuesday night, despite news of his unhappiness breaking, although the Ligue 1 giants were unable to earn three groups stage points after being pegged back by Joao Mario’s second half penalty.