Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe ignores the “magic spell” incident reported by Paul Pogba

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe On Monday, it was confirmed that the Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba I contacted him and denied the existence of differences between the two after Mbappe’s name appeared in a blackmail scandal currently under criminal investigation by the French Public Prosecution.

French prosecutors are investigating allegations that Pogba was the target of blackmail by his older brother Mathias Pogba and childhood friends. They allegedly requested €13 million (about $13 million) from the French midfielder.

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French media reports said Paul Pogba told investigators that the blackmailers wanted to discredit him by claiming he had asked a witch doctor to cast a spell on Mbappe – an allegation denied by his colleague in France.

On Monday, Mbappe told a news conference that he had no problems and confirmed that Pogba had already contacted him.

“I don’t think that will change my relationship with him,” Mbappe said during a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain against Juventus. “As of today, I’d rather trust a teammate’s word. He called me, gave me his version of the story, and as of today, his word goes against his brother’s.

“So I will trust my teammates, in the national team’s interest as well. We have a big competition coming up. He has some issues at the moment so it’s not time to add them to him and that’s it.”

“We’ll see what happens. I’m very detached about it.”

Matthias Pogba appeared last week addressing the witch doctor’s claim in a Twitter post directed at Mbappe: “Kylian, do you understand now? I have nothing against you, what I say is for your own good, everything is true and known, the witch doctor is known!”

Pogba was reportedly paid €100,000 ($100,000) after armed masked men threatened him in a Paris apartment in March while he was in France on national team duty.

He also denied the accusation about Mbappe, telling media in France that he did not try to cast any kind of spell to hurt Mbappe and only used the magician in an attempt to protect against injuries.

Pogba, whose knee injury requires surgery, missed Juventus’ match against Paris St Germain on Tuesday and faces a battle to qualify for France’s defense of the World Cup title in Qatar starting in November.

Early reports suggest he may not be back with the Serie A club until January. Last month, Pogba decided not to undergo surgery after he injured his meniscus during training after returning to Juventus from Manchester United at the end of the season.

“He trained this morning for the second time, but he stopped and then it was decided that he will have an operation. We will bring him back realistically in January,” Allegri told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Paris St Germain.

Allegri was not sure if the 29-year-old Pogba would be ready to defend the French world title on November 21-December. The 18th World Cup in Qatar, adding: “The World Cup is not my problem, Juventus’ problem is that it comes back in January.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.