Real Madrid denies offer to sign Mbappe from PSG

FILE - In this Saturday, June 30, 2018 file photo, France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during their round of 16 match against Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry are seemingly linked by destiny. While Henry is France's leading scorer with 51 goals and among the greatest forwards of the modern era, the 19-year-old Mbappe is the new French sensation tipped to become perhaps even the world's best. (AP Photo/David Vincent, file)

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid has denied reaching an agreement to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Spanish club released a statement Wednesday calling reports of an agreement between Madrid and PSG ”completely false.”

Madrid says it ”has not made any offer to PSG or the player and condemns the spreading of this type of information that has not been proven by the parties concerned.”

The denial comes two days after Madrid dismissed a report that it had offered to buy Neymar from PSG for a world record transfer of 310 million euros ($360 million).

It said the report by Spanish public broadcaster TVE was ”absolutely untrue.”

PSG is under pressure from UEFA to raise cash from selling players. The French club needs to comply with ”Financial Fair Play” rules which monitor overspending on transfers and wages.

PSG spent a record 222 million euros ($260 million) last year to buy Neymar from Barcelona.

UEFA warned the French champions three weeks ago they will ”remain under close scrutiny” when they submit accounts for the financial year, which ended last Saturday.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo hinted after the Champions League final that he may leave the Spanish club. He has not talked about his club future since joining Portugal for the World Cup.

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