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07 September 2017, 01:57 | Nina Perez

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KYLIAN MBAPPE HAS said that he will not let any transfer fee weigh upon him at Paris Saint-Germain.

The ex-Monaco sensation was in demand ahead of this season, with the Gunners, PSG and Real Madrid all chasing the France global.

Draxler's position at the Parc des Princes looked to be under threat following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but the former Schalke man is determined to fight for his position having only arrived in the French capital six months ago.

The Ligue 1 giants brought in Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record fee of £198m, while Kylian Mbappe - now on loan - is to join permanently next summer for £166m.

'It gives me great pleasure to join one of the biggest clubs in the world, which possesses the ingredients to become the best, ' he said.

"It was important for me to come to Paris in this moment of my life. I am improving and it's great to have signed with such an ambitious club".

"Being here is like going back home for me".

Mbappe, 18, joined PSG on a season-long loan, but the French football club has an option to buy him out on a deal until June 30, 2022. "I used to come to this stadium when I was a boy to watch games".

"Through hard work and humility, we will achieve our goals", he said.

"He is an additional advantage", he said.

"I have a lot to learn and prove but in Paris I will be able to do that, while winning". "They have an awesome project and I want to improve and learn from my teammates".

"I had the opportunity to talk with the coach, how he wanted to use me, ' he said".

"We played against Charlton, I think, and we won maybe seven or eight nil".

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