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Mbappe starts for PSG vs Benfica despite telling club he wants to leave in January transfer window

7:11 PM WAT 11/10/2022
Kylian Mbappe PSG Benfica
Kylian Mbappe has been included in the PSG starting XI for the visit of Benfica despite making it clear he wants to leave the club.
  • Forward wants out at PSG
  • Similar rumours suggest Galtier wants to leave
  • Mbappe starts at Parc des Princes

WHAT HAPPENED? It has been yet another eventful day to be a particular 23-year-old Frenchman. News broke earlier that Mbappe wants to leave PSG despite only signing a new contract in the capital during the summer.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool - who have previously been linked to the young forward - will be on high alert after hearing the news of his alleged desire to leave. Although, PSG have reiterated that he is not for sale as he remains a key part of the ongoing project.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Amid the ongoing speculation, Christophe Galtier - whose departure has also been rumoured - has included Mbappe in his starting XI for the Champions League clash against Benfica. He starts in the frontline alongside Neymar and Pablo Sarabia.