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PSG are confident of retaining club stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

dailymail: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the club’s intentions to secure the long-term futures of stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

France World Cup winner Mbappe has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Real Madrid, while PSG team-mate Neymar is also the subject of interest from Zinedine Zidane’s men as well as former club Barcelona.

The contracts of both forwards expire in 2022, and therefore the Ligue 1 champions’ hand could be forced next summer if the duo fail to negotiate new terms at the Parc des Princes.

But it is a situation Leonardo is hoping he will not have to consider and has insisted Thomas Tuchel’s are not preparing for life without Mbappe and Neymar.

‘There’s nothing that tells us they’ll leave this summer,’ Leonardo told French outlet Le Journal du Dimanche.

‘They both still have two years left on their contracts and we’re thinking about what we can do next with them. We want to move forward.

‘Mbappe is the future of PSG. This is what everyone wants. The ideal scenario would be for him to extend his contract.

‘He’s already among the best five players in the word. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are 32 and 35, Neymar and Mbappe are 28 and 21 and they are with us.

‘There’s no need to overthink it. We have to take advantage of having them because they’re something huge. We have to find a solution to continue together.’

Leonardo also believes that Brazil star Neymar has put the events of last summer’s transfer window behind him.

The 28-year-old was desperate to join LaLiga giants Barcelona but a summer-long transfer saga failed to bear fruit for the Catalan side and the forward.

‘We’ve not talked about it any more,’ Leonardo continued.

‘He’s been very happy, he’s had a great season and he’s been very involved with the squad.’

Leonardo also confirmed on Saturday that the club will part ways with all-time record goalscorer Edinson Cavani and captain Thiago Silva in the summer upon the expiration of their contracts.

The 50-year-old sporting director also indicated the club will go through ‘a summer of transition without any bling-bling transfers.’

Although the Ligue 1 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, PSG are set to compete in two domestic cup finals, in which they will face Lyon and Rennies in the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France respectively

The club’s hunt for a maiden Champions League title is also expected to be concluded in August.

Source: :Published by dailymail

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Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
19 days ago

that’s good they should retain them

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
19 days ago

Mbappe and Neymar are very talented players PSG really need them.

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
19 days ago

They should keep both of them

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
19 days ago

I think d two of dem would still in d club for a while

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
19 days ago

It will b difficult to keep narmey at PSG.

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
19 days ago

Retain them

Godwin
Godwin
19 days ago

Yes, they got to be retained

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
19 days ago

That’s really great for PSG,I hope he improve more and more.

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
19 days ago

Nice ideal

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
19 days ago

Retain them please

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
19 days ago

PSG should retain them, they still have alot to do for the team.

Fidelis Thomas
Fidelis Thomas
19 days ago

This will be great for the team

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
19 days ago

Great ideal

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
19 days ago

It is better for PSG to retain Mbbape and Neymar and build the squad around them

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
19 days ago

It would be nice if PSG can retain Neymar and Mbappe

Emeghurhie peter
Emeghurhie peter
19 days ago

Mbappe and Neymar should decide whether they should stay in the club if their contract expire since the club have interest to retain them but to me every player is looking for big club where they can win trophies more and ballon Dor . Barcelona and real Madrid are the only team players can win ballon Dor that is why most players prefer moving there .

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
19 days ago

That is a great idea

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
19 days ago

Nice plan for PSG.

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
19 days ago

Mbappe would b making a great mistake if he pens down a long term contract… He should make a move away. Dey can kip hold of Neymar bt NT Mbappe

Kazeem Azeez samuel
Kazeem Azeez samuel
19 days ago

Mission impossible

Ngozi Tessy
Ngozi Tessy
19 days ago

Good for the club. I hey are both quality players

Chiemerie Nna
Chiemerie Nna
19 days ago

Nice to hear that

Djpumpy
Djpumpy
19 days ago

This will be great for the team

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
19 days ago

I hope they stays too

Okwu Godswill okechukwu
Okwu Godswill okechukwu
19 days ago

Interesting

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
19 days ago

I dont know later but for now they will stay

Akinniranye Emmanuel
Akinniranye Emmanuel
19 days ago

That’s right they are very good in playing ball I think the their club Won’t want to loose the for good

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
19 days ago

Retaining mbappe is gonna be easy but it’s not going to be easy for neymer because he has his heart set on returning to Barcelona.

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
19 days ago

that will be good it they can retain both of them

Onyemechi Francis uche
Onyemechi Francis uche
19 days ago

they should retain both of them

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
19 days ago

Neymar and Mbappe are really good players. Any club that has them knows they are blessed. I wish them more grace and wins

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
19 days ago

they should retain them they are real talents

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
19 days ago

Yes it is necessary for both of them to be retained

Ajayi akinniyi
Ajayi akinniyi
19 days ago

They should dat bcos dey are great guy

Ajayi akinniyi
Ajayi akinniyi
19 days ago

They should do dat bcos dey are great guy

Matthew chinedu
Matthew chinedu
19 days ago

they should keep both of them

Muhammed Hammed
Muhammed Hammed
19 days ago

Barcelona and real Madrid are the only team players can win ballon Dor that is why most players prefer moving there .

Ayuba Dong Yakot
Ayuba Dong Yakot
19 days ago

Good news for PSG

Nwachukwu ogechi
Nwachukwu ogechi
19 days ago

They should keep them

Olawoore Tesleem
Olawoore Tesleem
17 days ago

Wow, that’s great.