Kylian Mbappe has insisted that there is no contract to take him to Real Madrid after his fine performance beat Paris Saint-Germain in a 5-1 win over Lorient on Sunday.
The Frenchman scored two goals and assisted three more goals for PSG, while Neymar scored two and the other Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued to lead by 12 points at the top of Ligue 1.
Uncertainty remains as to where Mbappe will play next season, with Madrid leading the way with the signing of a striker whose contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Mbappe reiterated after the win against Lorient that a decision was yet to be made, possibly suggesting he could stay in Paris.
“No, no, no, I did not choose, everyone knows I did not choose, I did not make a decision,” he told Prime Video.
“I think that because there are so many new things, there are so many things, so many boundaries and I don’t want to make a mistake, I want to make the right choice.
“I know that to the people, time is running out, we are talking every day. If I had made my decision I would have said it, I should not report it to anyone. It is a personal decision if I have made my decision.
“I think, in the good and bad things I’ve done, I’ve always thought, I shouldn’t hide, I didn’t kill anyone. It’s just a choice, so I take my time and I want to make the best decision possible.”
Neymar and Messi – who finished seven games without a goal – joined Mbappe on the points page in the same match for the first time.
Brazilian star Neymar is delighted with tonight’s performance, with PSG showing good signs after last month’s Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.
“I’m happy with the victory,” Neymar told Prime Video. “We knew the title was tough, we had to keep winning and show that we wanted the tenth title.
“The defeat is very difficult. What happened to Madrid hurt us a lot. We have to keep going. We wanted to go to the end of the Champions League, but unfortunately we were knocked out. It is difficult for the community to accept defeat, but it was also difficult for us.”