Kylian Mbappe has given an update on his future amid speculation the Paris-Saint Germain ace could leave to join Liverpool or Real Madrid.
Mbappe is contracted to PSG until 2022, but with the world’s top clubs interested in him there are hopes at the club that the 21-year-old World Cup winner will sign an extension.
The France striker was asked about a possible contract extension after scoring in PSG’s 6-1 victory over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.
“I simply want to play football and focus on the season,” Mbappe told reporters.
“It is January, it’s the start of the final sprint where there are titles to play for. Therefore it’s not the moment to make waves.”
Mbappe, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions for PSG this season, added: “The club is calm and serene, everyone is pulling in the same direction, so talking about things that are off the pitch is not very realistic and not very beneficial for the team.”
Mbappe was this week named the most valuable player in the world by CIES Football Observatory.
His transfer value is estimated to be £226million – meaning Liverpool or Real Madrid would have to smash the world-record transfer fee if they are serious about signing him.
But Mbappe took news of his record-breaking valuation in his stride.
“I am a footballer, not an accountant. I play, I do my job. I try to help my team,” he said in quotes reported by France24.
“If I am the most expensive player in the world, everything is fine.”