The futures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been cast into fresh doubt following comments by Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.
The German insisted he wanted both star forwards to continue at the club next season, “but if that does not happen, we will find solutions.”
Both forwards, who joined for a combined €392m in the summer of 2017, have been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“This is football, but if you ask me as a Coach, I want them to be here next season, but if that does not happen we will find solutions,” Tuchel told a press conference, as cited by Marca.
20-year-old striking sensation Mbappe scooped the Ligue 1 player of the year award on Sunday and hinted that he could be open to a move to another club.
When speaking of his future, the French forward said: “I hope that can perhaps be at Paris Saint-Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere with a new project.”
Tuchel responded to Mbappe’s claims: “He has great ambitions and a lot of confidence and he decided to make this speech, he is very intelligent and knows what he is doing and, on the other hand, he is invited to take the responsibility.
“I'm not going to lose my mind with this speech, I talk to Kylian every day, he knows what I want and we have a relationship of trust between us.”