Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the current president of French champions Paris Saint-Germain, has given a clear response to reports claiming his club could be tempted by a Liverpool approach to sell Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Mbappe will be entering his third year as a member of the Ligue 1 champions’ squad, following his move to Paris from AS Monaco in 2017.
The 20-year-old was one of the talismen in the France squad which won the World Cup in Russia last year, beating Croatia 4-2 in an entertaining final.
Mbappe’s spectacular potential has made him an attractive asset for clubs around the continent and it remains to be seen whether he will actually stay in Paris next season.
Having made an approach for the striker, as per the Daily Mail, Liverpool seem to be one of the favourites to land Mbappe, if he chooses to leave the French top flight this summer.
But PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has moved to strongly rule out any possibility of the young goalscorer being sold.
“He wants to be involved in our project to grow with the team, the club.” he said, as quoted by the Standard
“But I have explained to him that you do not ask for responsibility. You have to go and get it, sometimes even tear it off from somewhere else. You don’t wait, you provoke.
“As he is very intelligent, I am sure that he has understood…
“I am not 100% sure, but 200% sure (that he will not be leaving). I am not going to let go of this unbelievable player.”