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Kylian Mbappe has made a set of astonishing demands to Paris Saint-Germain to keep him at the club amid interest from Real Madrid.
The 20-year-old remains subject to intense transfer speculation with Real Madrid believed to be keeping tabs on his development at PSG.
Despite Real Madrid shelling out £100 million to capture Eden Hazard from Chelsea, they remain in the market for new talent with Mbappe high on their transfer wish list.
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The French champions face a battle to keep their prolific forward whose made a list of demands to keep him in Paris.
According to Duncan Castles, Mbappe wants to be PSG's guaranteed No.9, he wants to take penalties and he also wants to change the club's formation to 4-4-2.
"Mbappe feels that he's surpassed Neymar in importance to PSG on the field," Castles said, speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast.
"He wants to be guaranteed to play as number nine, as a central striker, ahead of [Edinson] Cavani and Neymar, who doesn't play there very often. He wants that position to himself.
"He wants to take the penalties; he was close to winning the golden boot last season with that very high return. He feels that had he been allowed to take penalties; he could have won that trophy.
"He also wants the formation of PSG to change. He wants to be played as number nine in a 4-4-2 shape, which, not coincidentally, was the shape where he burst into prominence with AS Monaco."
Mbappe has laid down the gauntlet to PSG.
The Paris-born starlet was hugely influential last season. He weighed in with an impressive 39 goals in all competitions - including 33 in Ligue 1.
He's in his second season at PSG following his £116 million transfer from AS Monaco.
Will Mbappe leave PSG this summer? Watch this space.
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