France star plays down Real Madrid links

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Kylian Mbappe says he will be an interested observer of Zinedine Zidane's project at Real Madrid – but not a part of it.

Kylian Mbappe has told Canal Plus that he is committed to Paris Saint-Germain, amid ongoing rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

The France striker has scored 36 goals in all competitions this season, netting a hat-trick against former side Monaco on the day PSG were confirmed as Ligue 1 champions, following Lille's draw with Toulouse.

"I am here, I am in the project," said Mbappe of PSG.

"It's good for Real Madrid if there is Zizou, but I will watch merely as an admirer."

With the hat-trick, Mbappe became the first Ligue 1 player since Jean-Pierre Papin in 1989-90 to score 30 league goals.

Since making his debut for Monaco in 2015 aged 16, Mbappe has scored 59 goals in Ligue 1.

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