Sport Kylian Mbappe is 'continuing to resist signing a new deal with PSG'
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The 22-year-old has enjoyed another sensational campaign, leading PSG's assault on Ligue 1 and the Champions League with 29 goals in total from both competitions this season. Pochettino, who took over PSG from the fired Thomas Tuchel back in January this year, has guided the club to within three points of Lille at the top of the Ligue 1 table and to within 90 minutes of the Champions League semi-final.
Kylian Mbappe is reportedly continuing to resist signing a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain, putting his long-term future at the club in doubt.
The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer of 2022 and the Ligue 1 champions have been trying to tie their star man down to an extension, with the hope of agreeing a new five-year deal.
However,report that the chances of Mbappe staying at PSG are now only 50/50 with the club worried he will look to leave at the end of this season.
PSG Sporting director Leonardo said the club will be 'happy' to talk about player contracts in the near future, suggesting he may have positive news on deals for Mbappe and Neymar.
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Kylian Mbappe was in outrageous form at Barcelona and Bayern, but how do those displays compare to other great Champions League outings?Sure, they lost 3-2 in an enthralling meeting at the Allianz Arena last week and are without star striker Robert Lewandowski, but Hansi Flick's men had more than enough chances to have emerged victorious and face up to a PSG defence likely to be without the influential Marquinhos.
He told: 'We will be happy to talk about contracts soon. We will have to see how things are. Things will be more concrete soon.
'But for now we have to concentrate on the Champions League as we are entering the final phase.'
However, The Telegraph's report states that he was referring to their discussions with Neymar, rather than Mbappe.
The 22-year-old, who has been tipped to dominate world football for years to come alongside Erling Haaland, has not ruled out leaving PSG in the future and has been widely linked with a move to Real Madrid and Liverpool.
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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are edging closer to signing new deals
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is 'happy' with how contract negotiations are going and insists a decision will be made 'soon'. PSG are eager to hold on to the pair.Leonardo says he is 'happy' with how contract negotiations are going and insists a decision will be made 'soon'.
Reports in France recently suggested PSG have become impatient with the forward and his refusal to commit his future to the club.
They will be wary of losing the World Cup winner on a free transfer if they are unable to agree a new deal and could decide to cash-in before the start of next season.
Mbappe was on the scoresheet twice in the 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.
He also scored a hat-trick against Barcelona in the previous round and has 20 goals and six assists in Ligue 1.
The forward admitted last week that he could look to leave France due to the negative media coverage he receives over his performances for the national side, calling the criticism 'tiring'.
He told RTL: 'When your play for a club in your country, when you give everything from your national team. At a certain moment, it tires you out, yes.
'It is different for the players who play abroad, who only come back to France for the national team.
'Me, I am here all the time, so I am spoken about a lot more. But I was aware of this context when signing for PSG.
'We will see for the future. Of course that (critics) plays a part too. Aside from that, it is not just that. The most important thing, is to feel good where you are and enjoy yourself every day.'
Neymar and Mbappe have no excuses to leave PSG as Champions League semis beckon, insists Al-Khelaifi .
Nasser Al-Khelaifi was asked about the futures of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe following PSG's triumph over Bayern Munich.PSG reached their second successive semi-final after eliminating holders Bayern Munich on away goals on Tuesday after the tie ended 3-3.