• Leonardo said a reported second bid from Real “never arrived” and the club were “not happy” with the behaviour of the Spanish club.
• He has scored four goals in the opening five games of the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season and will spearhead PSG’s bid for the Champions League alongside Lionel Messi, who signed from Barcelona last month, and Neymar.
Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo does not expect Kylian Mbappe to leave at the end of the season and is confident the France forward will sign a new contract.
Mbappe, who is out of contract in June 2022, is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.
He was the subject of a £137m bid from Real Madrid during the transfer window.
“I don’t think anyone here sees the future without him,” Leonardo told Canal Plus. “I don’t see Kylian leaving at the end of this season. Mbappe’s relationship with PSG is deep.”
Leonardo said a reported second bid from Real “never arrived” and the club were “not happy” with the behaviour of the Spanish club.
“We were clear about the offer they made,” he added. “It was not enough from our point of view.
“The fact that he’s staying, that was the only thing that could happen. We never thought about doing all this without Kylian.”
World Cup winner Mbappe has won three Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups with PSG, as well as helping the club reach the Champions League final for the first time.
He has scored four goals in the opening five games of the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season and will spearhead PSG’s bid for the Champions League alongside Lionel Messi, who signed from Barcelona last month, and Neymar.
Meanwhile, Walter Mazzarri has signed a three-year deal as Cagliari coach, the Serie A side announced on Wednesday, replacing Leonardo Semplici at the Sardegna Arena.
The former Napoli, Inter Milan and Watford manager has agreed a deal until June 30, 2024, his first coaching job since leaving Torino in February 2020.
"He has gained experienced at the highest level, both domestically, with 462 games as a coach in Serie A, and internationally," read a club statement.
"With a proactive style, charisma and a lot of determination, a new challenge now starts for Mazzarri."
Mazzarri was most recently in charge of Torino, who he led to back-to-back top-half finishes in 2017-18 and 2018-19, but he departed during the 2019-20 campaign after a period of poor form.
He succeeds Semplici, who was sacked on Tuesday after picking up one point from the opening three rounds of the league season.