The 23-year-old France wonder made his remarks after PSG defeated Marseille 1-0, with him helping Neymar score the game’s lone goal as his team went out to a three-point lead in Ligue 1.

“I am very happy. I have never asked to leave in January,” he said while insisting that he was not “implicated directly or indirectly” in the rumours about his future.

Kylian Mbappe is pushing to leave the club in January.
Kylian Mbappe is pushing to leave the club in January.

“Some people might think I was involved in this, but I was not at all. I was as shocked as anyone else … I just wanted to say that it’s completely untrue.”

This summer, Mbappé came very close to signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, but he ultimately decided to stay at PSG for two more years with an option for one more.

Mbappé moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in 2017 while still a teen. He has frequently stated that he always wanted to play for Real Madrid. The Frenchman did not completely rule out making the transfer when he signed his agreement.