Ibrahima Konate laughed off suggestions Kylian Mbappe will join Liverpool

Kylian Mbappe has communicated to PSG that he will leave the club at the end of this season.

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate has laughed off suggestions Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe could be heading to Anfield this summer.

Mbappe communicated to PSG on Thursday that he will leave the club at the end of this season when his contract expires in June. It was reported that the Frenchman has already agreed to waive a £69million loyalty bonus if he leaves the club at the end of the season.

Liverpool have been consistently linked as a potential destination for the 25-year-old, although Real Madrid have widely been considered the most likely destination for the World Cup winner.

Konate, who plays alongside Mbappe for the French national team, was asked about the possibility of a reunion with the forward at Anfield and responded in a lighthearted manner.

He said: “In all honesty do you really think he’s going to come to Liverpool?

“We don’t think about him, we all know where he’s going to go.”

PSG manager Luis Enrique declined to comment on Mbappe’s future on Friday, telling reporters that he could not provide any information on the matter.

“Listen, I’m going to try to finish with this subject so that I don’t raise it until the parties involved have given their opinion, and I’m not going to comment on it,” Enrique told his press conference on Friday.

“The parties involved have not yet given their opinion. Kylian Mbappe hasn’t said anything publicly, nor has anyone else at the club.

“So I’m the coach. When the parties speak, I’ll give you my opinion, but we’re continuing to work so that we can continue to be a better team every year.

“We’ve always said, ever since I arrived here six months ago, that the team is above everyone else, above all the individuals, and that’s the same policy for the whole club.

“That’s our message: the club and the team are above any individual. From that point onwards, when the parties involved give their opinion, I think it’s these people who should speak, from that point onwards, as coach, I will give my opinion.”

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti also declined to comment on the speculation surrounding Mbappe’s future.

“I understand it’s the topic of the day for you, but for us it’s tomorrow’s game [against Rayo Vallecano]. We have to do well. That’s what is on my mind,” he told reporters.

Mbappe has racked up 30 appearances, netted 31 times, and registered seven assists across all competitions for Luis Enrique’s side.

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