Kylian Mbappe asked PSG to sell Neymar and replace him with Ousmane Dembele 2 months ago

Kylian Mbappe asked PSG to sell Neymar and replace him with Ousmane Dembele

Kylian Mbappe reportedly asked Paris Saint-Germain to sell Neymar and replace him with international teammate and Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele.

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As reported by Spanish journalist Sergio Santos, the Frenchman asked the Parisians to 'let Neymar go', with the Ligue 1 champions now working to find a way to sell the Brazilian.

The report adds that Mbappe is keen for PSG to sign Dembele from Catalan giants Barcelona, with the 25-year-old's contract expiring at the end of the season.

Mbappe has played alongside Neymar on 112 occasions - with the pair combining for 47 goals. However, the duo have endured somewhat of a complicated relationship during their time in Paris.

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Mbappe previously called Neymar a 'bum'

The former Monaco man previously admitted to calling teammate Neymar a "bum" in a furious rant. During the Parisians' 2-0 win over Montpellier in September, Mbappe was seen moaning about Neymar after he had been substituted two minutes from full-time.

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It appeared that the Frenchman was annoyed that his strike partner wasn't passing to him - making his frustrations known to Idrissa Gueye, who had also been substituted.

Mbappe - who was speaking to L’Equipe - was asked whether he did in fact say the words, ‘This bum, he never passes to me!’

"Yes, yes, I said it," he admitted. "Now these are things which happen all the time in football. It just needs to be something that doesn’t linger."

He added: "Right after, given how it blew up, I spoke to him about it.

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"We already had a few exchanges like that in the past and it will continue, because we want to win, but there shouldn’t be a certain resentment.

"There isn’t any here at all because I respect the player and the man, and I admire what he is.

"But that’s it, I wasn’t happy with a pass. One day it happened to me too, I didn’t pass it and he wasn’t happy. But there’s no issue."

Mbappe signs new contract at PSG

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The France forward has reportedly agreed a three-year deal in principle to stay in Paris, despite being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid all year. 

Mbappe had agreed a financial package with Madrid a number of months ago for a potential switch to LaLiga, but has opted against joining Carlo Ancelotti's side.

It is thought that the deal is still to be signed but the Ligue 1 champions are likely to make an announcement around their final match of the season with Metz on Saturday night.

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