Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has revealed that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba reached out to him amid the extortion scandal currently under criminal investigation by French prosecutors.
French prosecutors are investigating allegations that Pogba was the target of extortion by his elder brother Mathias Pogba and childhood friends.
They allegedly demanded €13million from the France midfielder.
Paul Pogba reportedly told investigators they wanted to discredit him by claiming he asked a witch doctor to cast a spell on Mbappe.
“I don’t think it will alter my relationship with him,” Mbappe said during the news conference prior to PSG’s Tuesday Champions League match against Juventus.
“As of today, I prefer to trust the word of a teammate. He called me, he gave me his version of the story and as of today, it is his word against his brother’s word.
“So I will trust my teammate, in the best of interest of the national team as well. We have a big competition coming up. He has some issues at the moment so it is not the moment to add to them for him and that’s it.
“We will see what happens. I am pretty detached about it.”