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PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe keen to play for France at 2024 Olympics

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has delivered an update on his future amid continuous speculation linking him with a summer departure.

Since joining PSG in 2017, the 24-year-old forward has become one of the world’s most accomplished players and is widely considered the future Ballon d’Or winner.

Despite his outstanding individual exploits and household status in a star-studded squad at the Parc des Princes, he has yet to win the Champions League.

Mbappe won the World Cup with France in 2018, becoming the youngest player to score in the grand final since Pele, but he still craves the Champions League trophy.

“I have already got to one final and a semi-final,” he told France24. “I have been to the quarter-finals and the last 16. I have done everything but win it.

“That is all I am lacking. I hope it will come as soon as possible.”

Another underwhelming European campaign for PSG has sparked rumours of Mbappe’s departure in the summer, with Real Madrid reportedly in the driver’s seat to capture his signature.

However, the Frenchman has played down such talks.

“I am Parisian – I have a contract, and so it’s Paris Saint-Germain,” he said.

Mbappe committed to a lucrative new contract last summer, pledging his future to Les Parisiens to 2025.

One year before the expiration of his contract in Paris, France will battle it out for a gold medal at the 2024 Olympic Games as a host country of the most famous multi-sport tournament on the planet.

And while the Olympics isn’t part of the FIFA international match calendar, Mbappe dreams of leading his country to another major trophy.

But the tournament will coincide with the European Championships, with only a couple of months separating the two mouth-watering events.

That would likely prevent the PSG ace, who has been promoted to Les Bleus’ captain, from playing at the Olympics, although he is thinking about participating in both tournaments.

“I won’t force it because if people don’t want me to play at the Olympics, that means I must not,” he continued.

“The truth is that it is not part of the FIFA calendar. I have to think about my club and my national team too because there is the Euro just before it, so it needs to be discussed.

“All these things need to be considered, but of course it would be a dream to play at the Olympics, all the more so in Paris.”

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