Mauricio Pochettino says that he expects Kylian Mbappe to remain at Paris Saint-Germain past the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Mbappe has just under 18 months remaining on his contract, naturally leading to widespread speculation regarding his future at Parc des Princes.
Real Madrid are known to be long-term admirers of the World Cup winner, while Liverpool are also said to be monitoring the situation.
However, Pochettino has claimed that the 22-year-old is happy with life in France’s capital, suggesting that he will soon pen a new deal.
Speaking to Marca, Pochettino said: “There’s lots of rumours, but I see him remaining at PSG for a long time to come and that’s what the club wants.
“We have him in our plans for all the time that we’re going to be at the club.
“Granted he needs to make a decision, but what we see is someone who is very happy here and fully committed to the sporting project at this club.”
Mbappe has recently said that he intends to make ‘a definitive decision’ on the next phase of his career in the near future.
Meanwhile, Former Paris Saint-Germain player and coach Luis Fernandez thinks Kylian Mbappe will stay at the club as no other major side can afford him.
Mbappe, who has a contract in Paris until 2022, has been linked with several other European giants.
Real Madrid are long-term suitors, while Liverpool have also been linked, with manager Jurgen Klopp said to be a huge admirer of the 2018 World Cup winner.
If PSG were to sell this summer, Mbappe would come at a high cost with another 12 months still on his deal, while he would also command big wages that few clubs could afford amid the financial constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
“When you look at the other teams, and when you see players like Icardi, Neymar, Di Maria, Sarabia, Verratti, Paredes, there are people that can help him stay. I don’t see him leaving, he will wait for the situation to improve elsewhere.”
Mbappe has recently said he has not yet come to a decision on his future, but he is happy at PSG.
“I’ve had this question before,” Mbappe told Telefoot after scoring twice in a 4-0 win over Montpellier last Friday night. “We are discussing with the club to find a project. I am thinking about it, because if I sign, it will be in order to invest myself in the long term.
“I am very happy here. The supporters and the club have always helped me. I’m going to think about what I want to do in the next few years, where I want to be.
‘I am reflecting on it, not trying to buy time or anything like that. If I sign, I will stay, so I have to think about it.”