Kylian Mbappé left out of PSG media day and official squad picture

The ongoing stand-off between Kylian Mbappé and Paris Saint-Germain over the forward’s refusal to sign a contract extension is showing no signs of ending, with just three days to go until the start of the league campaign.

With his contract expiring at the end of the campaign, PSG have made it clear that the France captain will continue to be sidelined if he looks to move on for free at the end of his deal. He has been training with the “undesirables” squad – the group of transfer-listed players – since the start of pre-season.

According to RMC Sport, Ligue 1’s top scorer last season was also absent from today’s customary pre-season media day and official squad picture, which are organised by the league authorities. This was also the case for Neymar and Marco Verratti, who PSG are also ostensibly looking to sell this summer.

His absence does not necessarily mean he is guaranteed to leave this summer, given there will be a second media session at the end of the transfer window – which usually involves late summer signings.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin  

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