Pele's representatives did not answer questions from The Associated Press but referred to Globo's report when asked to confirm whether the three-time World Cup victor was hospitalized.
Football great Pele was hospitalised in Paris on Wednesday because of a urinary infection following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital, his spokesman said.
"Kylian does not need to leave PSG [to become the best in the world]", said the 78-year-old victor of three World Cup titles.
Pele had come to Paris for a promotional event with Mbappe, the star striker of France's World Cup victory in 2018, organised by watch company Hublot which sponsors both players.
Pele will remain in hospital as he is being monitored by doctors in Paris.
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Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press the three-time World Cup champion will be in hospital for up to two days.
Mbappe was one of the stars of last year's tournament in Russian Federation and became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.
Pele tweeted at the time: "If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again". The feat meant the youngster became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele.
Pele said Mbappe and his French teammates reminded him of Brazil's great national teams from the 1960's.
The declining health of the player known as "O Rei" has been a cause for concern in recent times, and the planned meeting with Mbappe had already been postponed last November.