L’Equipe suggested in a published article on Friday that the Ligue 1 champions were considering selling one of their superstars to avoid being hit with UEFA sanctions.
Neymar and Mbappe are two of the brightest stars in the wold and made the move to Paris back in the summer of 2017 for an eye-watering combined fee in excess of £350m.
Just moments after L’Equipe published the article, PSG were straight on the defensive and even accused the newspaper of waging a campaign against them.
A club statement read: “In an article published this Friday night on its website, L’Equipe dares to state that ‘PSG is ready to lose Kylian Mbappé or Neymar Jr to avoid sanctions (financial fair play)’.
“Beyond denying with the utmost firmness these claims totally [are] erroneous, ridiculous and only likely to recreate a climate of great tensions between the club and this media.
“Paris Saint-Germain wonders, once more, on the L’Equipe’s intellectual honesty and the ulterior motives of its editorial line concerning Paris Saint-Germain.
“Examples abound of a treatment devoid of equilibrium and which aims only to spread a deleterious atmosphere.
“Last example to date, last Wednesday, the day of the match in Strasbourg, with a “one” that claimed to sell a so-called ‘malaise Cavani’.
“In passing, in view of the colossal number of “ones” devoted to it every year by the sports daily, a sign of its extremely popular dimension.
“Paris Saint-Germain invites its community – supporters, partners, former players, to gather more than ever around the Red and Blue jersey, its players and values and ambitions that the Club will always carry with pride.
“The massive support of our fans on the social networks and in our stands nourish the strength of Neymar Jr, Cavani, Mbappé and all our players.
“Faced with the misinformation orchestrated by L’Equipe, and its relentless attempt to undermine its image, Paris Saint-Germain, the most popular and most successful club in France, reaffirms its desire to move forward and dialogue only with interlocutors in good faith.”
PSG’s staunch reply came as surprise to many online – especially considering its timing.
The Parisian club, however, will have to keep their focus elsewhere, as they look to keep up an incredible unbeaten run in the league.
Perhaps even bigger prospects for them this season, though, would be to finally win that elusive Champions League.
The French giants were knocked out at the last 16 stage last year, losing 5-2 on aggregate to current European champions Real Madrid.