Kylian Mbappe confirms he asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer amid interest from Real Madrid

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Kylian Mbappe has confirmed for the first time that he asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain over the summer.

Real Madrid failed with a €200million (£171.7m) deadline-day bid to sign Mbappe after PSG declined to respond to their offer.

Mbappe has less than a year left on his contract at PSG and made it clear in a meeting with the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he would not be signing a new deal.

Mbappe has always made it clear that his dream is to play for Real Madrid and the 22-year-old World Cup winner has now confirmed he asked to leave PSG.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Mbappe said: “I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend, I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee so that they could bring in a quality replacement.

“This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy, the four years I have had here, and I still am.

“I said it early enough so that the club could react. I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand, to me a good deal and I respected that.

“I said, if you don’t want me to go I will stay.”

PSG could now lose Mbappe for free next year.

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