Claims arise Pogba paid 'witch doctor' to cast a spell on Mbappe
Mbappe asserts this conspiracy won't affect his relationship with Pogba.
Kylian Mbappe, on Monday, played down suggestions that his relationships with Juventus' Paul Pogba could be impacted after his name came up in a blackmail affair.
Pogba says he is the victim of a multi-million euro blackmail conspiracy to discredit the footballer by making claims that he asked a witch doctor to cast a spell on Mpabbe.
The 'witch doctor' narrative was made by Pogba's elder brother, Mathias.
Pogba denies the accusation.
Upon being asked about whether there may be a problem with Pogba, Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe said, "No because today as things stand I prefer to believe what my teammate says."
At a press conference before Tuesday's Champions League game between PSG and Juventus in Paris, Mbappe said: "He called me and gave me his version of events. It is his word against his brother's word. I am going to trust my teammate," referring to Pogba.
"I think it's in the interests of the national team as well with a big tournament coming up.
"At the moment he already has certain problems and now is not the time to add to those problems. "We'll see what happens but I am quite detached from all that."
Last week, a criminal investigation was announced.
Building on preliminary findings from an investigation last month, allegations of blackmail by an armed gang, kidnapping, and membership in a criminal conspiracy are being looked into.