Kylian Mbappe said he informed Paris Saint-Germain of his preference to leave the club in July and rejected the claim that he disclosed his position at the end of the transfer window.
Mbappe was linked with a move from PSG to Real Madrid.
PSG refused to negotiate over a deal for Mbappe in August despite him entering the final season of his contract.
Sources in Madrid previously told ESPN that Madrid made bids of €160m, €180m and finally €200m on Aug. 31 before the transfer window closed.
"I asked to leave because from the moment I didn't want to extend [my contract], I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee to bring in a quality replacement.
"It's a club that's given me a lot, I've always been happy during the four years I've been here and I still am. I said it early enough so that the club could react.
"I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand, to make a good deal, and I respected that. I said, if you don't want me to leave, I will stay.
"People said that I had refused six or seven contract offers and that I no longer wanted to talk to Leonardo, but that's absolutely not true. They told me, 'Kylian now you talk with the president.'"