PSG chief hits out at "lack of respect" from Real Madrid over Mbappe transfer

PSG's sporting director Leonardo has hit out at Real Madrid for showing the French side a lack of respect over their proposed move for Kylian Mbappe.

Madrid had moved to try and sign the young starlet over the summer, but he remained in the French capital.

However, Mbappe's contract is due to end next summer, and he is free to negotiate with Los Blancos in January.

And Leonardo has been left fuming with how Real have handled the ongoing transfer saga.

Speaking to French outlet L'Equipe, Leonardo has fumed over the Spanish side's lack of respect towards his PSG side, with Mbappe remaining with the Parisians.

"In the same week, we've had a Real Madrid player [Karim Benzema], the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and now the president of Real Madrid speak of Kylian as if he were their own player," Leonardo explained.

"It's a lack of respect that we can't tolerate.

"That [pursuit] from Florentino has been happening for two years.

"I only want to remind [everyone] the transfer window is over, that the season is going on.

"There are games, and Real Madrid cannot continue to behave like this. Make it stop! Kylian is a PSG player, and the club understands perfectly that this relationship will last."

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Mbappe recently revealed that he wanted to leave the Parc des Princes over the summer: “I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend.

"I wanted for the club to receive a transfer fee so that they could bring in a quality replacement,” Mbappe told French radio station RMC.

"This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy [during] 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 make a good deal and I respected that. I said, ‘If you don’t want me to go I will stay’."

Mbappe currently forms one of the most formidable front threes in football alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Their PSG side currently sit at the top of the Ligue 1, and they dropped their first points of the season over the weekend.

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