Real Madrid deny claims of world record Mbappe deal
Kylian Mbappe (Getty)
Cape Town - Real Madrid have been forced to release a statement denying claims that it has reached an agreement to sign French striker Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
According to reports the Spanish giants have agreed a deal to sign the 19-year-old sensation for a world record fee of €272 million.
Credible French journalist Baptiste Riparte revealed that the two parties had agreed a deal that will be paid in four instalments.
Riparte was also correct in reporting Antoine Griezmann's renewal with Atletico Madrid and Thomas Lemar joining his countryman at Atletico.
Madrid on Wednesday released an official club statement saying the alleged agreement is "completely false". The club also went on to condemn the reports that it says were not verified by any of the parties involved.
Mbappe has been starring in this year's World Cup that saw the forward become the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score at least two goals in a World Cup match in a win over Argentina.
France face Uruguay in a quarter-final clash on Friday.