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Kylian Mbappe rubbishes "fake news" claims regarding supposed 'list of demands'

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The future of Kylian Mbappe continues to spark debate among the widespread footballing community this summer. The French attacker is being heavily linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes next season, with La Liga giants Real Madrid top of his list of potential suitors.

Joining Paris-Saint Germain permanently from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco for €180m last year, Mbappe became the second most expensive transfer in history, behind PSG team-mate Neymar Jr. who joined the club from Barcelona in 2017 for €222m.

His performances for the Parisians this season have further boosted his stance as one of the world's best footballers, with a host of elite-level clubs reportedly interested in prizing him away from the French capital this summer.

Real Madrid are most likely to capture his signature, should Mbappe leave at all, though, due to their immense spending power and the fact that their squad is currently being completely revamped following a disastrous season last term.

Los Blancos have already signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea for £88m and want to agree a deal with PSG for star man Mbappe to ensure they can regain their stance at the top of La Liga, ahead of rivals Barcelona who have dominated proceedings in the Spanish top flight for the previous two seasons.

Yesterday, it was reported that in order for Mbappe to remain in France, he submitted a list of demands to his current employers. These supposed demands included being played down the middle as the main striker (as opposed to out wide), becoming the designated penalty taker and an increased percentage on his image rights.

Twitter account @TransferChecker - which boasts over 90k followers - tweeted the rumoured demands last night, with the 20-year-old hastily offering a response. Mbappe replied to the tweet with a humorous comment about also wanting to play in goal next season as part of his demands, before adding "FAKE NEWS" alongside five giant red X's.

Although his 'demands' may have been completely falsified by misinformed journalists, the subject of Mbappe's future is still very much up in the air. The allure of Real Madrid is absolutely huge, especially with France legend Zinedine Zidane now back in charge at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Should he move to Spain, Mbappe would play alongside the likes of Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos and new signing Luca Jovic; Los Blancos will have a squad capable of challenging for the league title and Champions League again next season, and the acquisition of Mbappe would only further enhance their chances of success.