Kylian Mbappe’s contract at PSG has not been renewed, fueling rumours that he would leave for Real Madrid at the conclusion of the season.

Kylian Mbappe on Monday confirmed that he told Paris Saint-Germain in July he wanted to leave the club. “I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave,” Mbappe said in an interview with RMC radio.

“My position has been clear. I said I wanted to leave and I told them (PSG management) quite early on.” The French World Cup winner has not extended his contract at PSG, fuelling speculation he will seek a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

The Spanish giants made a bid of 180 million euros (USD 209 million) for Mbappe in August, but PSG turned it down because they had just signed Lionel Messi from Barcelona.

At the time, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo said Mbappe could “leave or stay on our conditions”.

Mbappe said he eventually told PSG “if you don’t want me to leave, I will stay”.

“People said I had refused six or seven offers to extend and that I never talk to Leonardo, which is absolutely not true,” he added.

Mbappe, 22, who joined PSG for a total of 180 million euros from Monaco in 2017, said he wanted to leave the club in July to allow PSG to find “a worthy replacement.”

“I wanted everyone to be in a win-win situation,” he said.

“Paris is a club that has given me a lot, where I’ve always been happy for the four years I have spent here and I am still happy.”

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