Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has ruled out the possibility of Kylian Mbappe leaving on a free transfer and claims he will never sell the forward amid the constant speculation linking him to Liverpool.
One of the major stumbling blocks for any move for Mbappe would be the transfer fee and while Liverpool are unlikely to launch a move for the forward this summer, any club in the world would be interested in signing Mbappe on a free next year when his contract expires.
However ,Al-Khelaifi claims PSG will not sell their prized asset and ruled out the possibility of Mbappe running his contract down to leave for nothing.
“I will be very clear: Kylian Mbappé is going to stay at PSG,” he told L’Equipe .
“We will never sell him, and he will never leave for free.
PSG recently tied down Brazil superstar Neymar to a new contract and expected to seal the signing of former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum in the coming days after hijacking a bid from Barcelona.
The club president believes contract negotiations with Mbappe will be successful and doubts he wants to leave the club.
He added: “It was not difficult to reach an agreement with Neymar. It only took so long because of the health crisis. I never had doubts.
“All I can say is that things are going well [with Mbappe]
“I hope we can reach an agreement. This is Paris, this is his country.
“He has a mission, not only to be a footballer, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and its capital.”
Mbappe has long been rumoured with a switch to Anfield given his current stature in world football and Jurgen Klopp’s open admiration for the World Cup winner.
The forward has also been heavily linked with Real Madrid – a club Mbappe admitted he is a huge fan of.