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PSG sporting director says they will ‘try everything to renew with Mbappe’

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Kylian Mbappe’s desire to join Real Madrid is one of football’s worst-kept secrets. The Frenchman has led PSG’s attack from the front this season, but June could bring with it the end of his time in Paris.

Needless to say, the Ligue 1 side are leaving no stone unturned to secure a renewal deal with the young sensation.

Yesterday, multiple outlets reported that PSG were willing to shell out a massive part of their budget to keep Mbappe at Parc des Princes.

Their most recent proposal was said to be worth €50 million a year, along with a loyalty bonus of €100 million just to put pen to paper on an extension, and would run until 2024.

However, Leonardo, the sporting director of PSG has come out to deny any such proposition. When asked about Mbappe’s renewal, he said,

“The last thing we will put on Mbappé’s contract will be the salary amount. We want to put Kylian in the best condition to become the best player possible.”

Speaking on the chances PSG had to secure a contract extension, Leonardo added,

“How many chances to extend Mbappé contract? I can’t say precisely, but we have possibilities. As long as there is no signature [with another club], we will try everything – we will do everything to keep Kylian Mbappé.”

In 23 Ligue 1 starts this season, Mbappe has racked up 14 goals and 10 assists. He has a further nine-goal contribution in the Champions League alone. It goes without saying that the loss of such a talented forward would be a massive blow to PSG’s plans.

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Lucas Vazquez talks following MVP performance vs Barcelona – ‘Speaks about our work’

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Of all players people would have expected to turn up for El Clasico today from Real Madrid, it was the backup right-back Lucaz Vazquez who delivered an absolute masterclass of a performance in their 3-2 win.

The Spaniard played Barcelona out of the park starting as the right-back, and ran circles around Joao Cancelo.

He won the penalty for the first goal, scored the equaliser in the 73rd minute, and then assisted Jude Bellingham’s winner in the 91st minute.

“Great night, like many others at the Santiago Bernabeu. We are very grateful to the fans, they created a spectacular atmosphere. We are where want to be, six points away from winning the league,” Vazquez said, as quoted by MARCA.

Coming off an exhausting 120 minutes vs Manchester City in the Champions League, not many would have expected the shift Madrid put in tonight, especially after trailing on two occasions.

“The team, despite the great effort in Manchester, showed their face again. We once again played a great game, and we did everything in our power to achieve this win that gives us the advantage in the league,” Vazquez commented on it.

Now 11 points clear off Barcelona, Madrid can almost sniff La Liga out, and according to Vazquez, it reflects their work well.

“I think this difference speaks well about our work. We had a very good season in La Liga, and we are on the right track.”

As for his own performance, the Spaniard was modest, and said, “I am very happy to be able to help the team. A lot of things went well today, and that is important for everyone”

He was asked two very important things, as well, including his possible inclusion in the 2024 European Championship, to which he replied, “I would love for Luis de la Fuente to call me up for the Euros.”

And more importantly, he also spoke about the controversial penalty incident, but claimed that it was 100% a penalty. “I cut back and his leg caught me. It was a penalty.”

Real Madrid have five days off now before they travel to the Basque county to take on Real Sociedad in the league before travelling to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.

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