Mbappe is staying at PSG – Pochettino

The Frenchman has been tipped to move to Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer when his contract at Parc des Princes expires in June

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed there is a “100 per cent” chance that he and Kylian Mbappe will still be at Paris Saint-Germain next season.Mbappe’s current contract at PSG is due to expire on June 30 and the club have not yet been able to reach an agreement with the striker over an extension.

Real Madrid are reportedly pushing hard to sign Mbappe on a free transfer, but Pochettino has now come out to insist that he will remain at Parc des Princes beyond the summer.

The Argentine manager has also rubbished speculation over his own future amid reports PSG are set to sack him after a disappointing 2021-22 campaign that saw a Ligue 1 title triumph do little to detract from an early Champions League exit.

Asked how likely it is that PSG will keep him on as head coach and manage to tie Mbappe down to a fresh contract, Pochettino told a press conference on Thursday: “100 per cent in both cases.”

The 50-year-old added on why he is so confident that Mbappe will decide to stay put: “It’s my feeling today, what I perceive today. That’s what I can say now.

“Of course, it’s football and you never know what can happen. But when asked on what I think today, that’s my answer.”

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