Kylian Mbappé denies signing PSG deal to gain power over club decisions

Striker influenced to stay as ‘sporting project has changed’Mbappé called Madrid president to say he was not movingKylian Mbappé has denied that his new three-year PSG contract gives him the power to influence transfers, sack the club’s manager and appoint his sporting director of choice, insisting he “will not go above the role of a footballer”.It had been suggested that the 23-year-old’s dramatic last-minute decision to reject Real Madrid and stay at PSG had been swayed not only by the vast finances on offer in Paris – thought to include a salary of £20m after tax and a signing bonus in excess of £100m – but also the lure of more control within the club. This is particularly relevant with the imminent exit of manager, Mauricio Pochettino, and sporting director, Leonardo, with Luís Campos, who enjoyed a good relationship with Mbappé at Monaco until 2016, one of the frontrunners to replace the Brazilian.