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Real Madrid: Camavinga claims no knowledge of Mbappe agreement

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Eduardo Camavinga says he has no knowledge regarding the future of his France team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who is reportedly set to join Real Madrid as a free agent this summer.

Last month, it was reported that Mbappe had informed Paris Saint-Germain of his desire to join Madrid when his contract with the Ligue 1 giants expires in June.

Last week, Luis Enrique substituted the forward at half-time in a goalless draw with Monaco and said PSG must “get used to” playing without him, in the clearest indication yet that his future lies away from the Parc des Princes.

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Speaking at a press conference to preview Wednesday’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, Madrid midfielder Camavinga denied having discussed Mbappe’s future with him.

“You want to know the truth? I haven’t spoken with him at all, and I don’t know what he will do next summer,” Camavinga told reporters when asked about Mbappe’s next move.

“Mbappe is not our player, we are going to respect PSG. I’m not talking about that. I don’t know what’s going to happen, that’s the truth.”

Madrid hold a 1-0 advantage over Leipzig after Brahim Diaz scored the only goal of last month’s first leg in Germany, but Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is taking nothing for granted.

“It’s a big opportunity to progress in a competition that’s very special for us,” the four-time Champions League-winning coach said.

“We’ll have to be at our best. The tie is not over, even if we do have a small advantage. We have to be at our best from the first minute to the last.

“The first leg was difficult against Leipzig, even though we created a lot of chances. We have to improve on that and be more dangerous because it’s going to be a different game tomorrow.

“They will look to play more in transition than us. Dealing with that defensively is going to be very important.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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