PSG open contract talks with Neymar and Real Madrid transfer target Mbappe, confirms club chief Leonardo

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are 'talking directly' with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over new contracts, sporting director Leonardo has revealed.

The superstar duo both arrived in the French capital back in 2017.


But rumours have rumbled over the pair wanting moves to Spain in recent times.

Mbappe, 21, has long been touted for a move to Real Madrid.

While Neymar, 28, is repeatedly linked with a return to Barcelona.

But Leonardo is working on extending both deals beyond 2022.

And Angel Di Maria, whose deal expires at the end of this season, could also be sticking around.

Leonardo, 51, told PSG's website: "We’ve started negotiations with Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria to extend their contracts."

And the star trio aren't the only players that the Brazilian is working on tying down.

He continued: "Bernat, too, and Draxler is at the end of his contract. Some young people too. We will intensify this.

“Remember that PSG suffered financial losses this year, we’re in a complicated moment and it’s not easy, but we’re talking directly with Mbappe and Neymar.

“There is a question of timing. The idea of an extension exists. We have arrived at the moment when we must have clearer situations.”

PSG surprisingly opted to borrow Everton striker Moise Kean for the season, after the Italian struggled to dislodge Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Goodison.

The 20-year-old has hit the ground running at Parc des Princes, but the Ligue 1 club do NOT have the option to make the deal permanent.

Leonardo added: "We don’t have an option to buy Moise Kean, unfortunately.

“He’s here on loan from Everton. Kean is a great striker for the future, but loan deals in the UK are a bit different, an option to buy is not included in our deal with Everton.”

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