Brazil great Pele has tipped Kylian Mbappe to "become the new Pele" and also told France Football he has warned Neymar he must continue to focus more on playing than play-acting.
Pele has fostered a friendship with Mbappe via social media and a number of mutual compliments ever since, at age 19, the France forward became the youngest-ever goalscorer in a World Cup final since the Brazilian legend struck twice as a 17-year-old in 1958.
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has ended speculation over his long-term future at Parc des Princes by signing a four-year contract extension until 2023.
The France international is currently vying for a regular starting berth under coach Thomas Tuchel with Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon but the German tactician's fair involvement of the 25-year-old since the start of the season has convinced him to stick around.
"It was very important for me to continue my career and my progress...