Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach of Chelsea, has commented on the club’s rumoured interest in Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe informed Paris Saint-Germain that he would not be extending his contract past 2024, and now the club is preparing to sell him this summer.
90min hears that PSG accepted a world-record £259 million bid from Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal for the forward, but he will require persuasion to leave Europe despite the prospect of a lucrative contract.
Although Mbappe is eventually holding out for a transfer to Real Madrid, other clubs in Europe, like Chelsea, have been strongly connected with him. However, sources have told 90min that this came from middlemen looking for a different buyer on PSG’s behalf. In a news conference held before the Blues’ preseason friendly against Newcastle United, Pochettino, who managed Mbappe at PSG from 2020 to 2022, was questioned about Chelsea’s connections to the 24-year-old.
Pochettino stated, “I think we were at PSG and with Kylian in the past, and I think I need to be cautious that I cannot comment. “There is too much noise in everything you say. They must work with Kylian in Paris to resolve this tricky problem. I have nothing to say on our side.
We are working on our reality, which is distinct, he continued. I have nothing to add other than my support. “I’m hoping they can come up with something that works for all sides. I adore this club since I’ve been a player, a captain, and a coach there. We forged a strong bond with Kylian; perhaps, they can work out an arrangement that benefits all parties.