PSG react to claims they ‘hired external company’ to attack Kylian Mbappe online

Paris Saint-Germain have vehemently denied claims that they hired an external company to attack superstar Kylian Mbappe and other club personnel online.

Mbappe's had a turbulent relationship with PSG in recent seasons despite opting to stay in Paris over a move to Real Madrid in the summer. And now reports from a French media group claim the Ligue 1 side used a company outside of the club to hurl abuse at Mbappe and his PSG counterparts online.

Media Part claim to have conducted an investigation that they say uncovered evidence of PSG's involvement in a co-ordinated online abuse campaign targeting Mbappe, that was carried out by Twitter bots.

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But the shocking claims were quickly shut down by PSG who insisted they use their social media relations with companies for positive purposes.

A club statement, shared by Europe 1, read: "Paris Saint-Germain strongly denies Mediapart's allegations. PSG is an international brand that works continuously with social media agencies around the world to promote and celebrate."

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The allegations against PSG come amid a fresh tensions between the club and Mbappe.

Mbappe reportedly wants to leave PSG after being played out of position this season. However, PSG boss Christophe Galtier is pulling out all the stops to keep Mbappe at the club.

Galtier's measures include massaging the sensitive striker's ego, and adapting to his positioning demands. Galtier's plans to appease the disgruntled star were revealed in the boss' match notes during PSG's 1-1 Champions League draw against Benfica on Tuesday night.

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