Kylian Mbappe lit up European football last season with some sensational showings for Monaco during both their Ligue 1 success and Champions League run.
The Frenchman bagged 15 goals as his side claimed their first title since 2000 and chipped in with six in Europe as Leonardo Jardim’s side reached the semi-finals of the continent’s premier club competition. It’s then no surprise that he’s one of the hottest properties in world football with almost every top club reported to have some interest in recruiting the teenager.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have always led the race for his signature but now a switch to either club looks extremely unlikely with it emerging that Monaco could be about to report to FIFA that both sides have engaged in “unauthorised contact” with Mbappe. Sky Sports broke the news that the above pair were the subject of the accusations.
They have added that the report has not officially been submitted as of yet.
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) July 20, 2017
Liverpool found themselves in similar hot water earlier this summer following attempts to sign Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
The complaint from the principality seems to be a clear warning to City and PSG and, indeed, anyone, to stay away from the striker for the remainder of the window.
For Monaco to even consider any offer for their star man, having already seen Bernardo Silva and Tiemoué Bakayoko leave since the end of the season, an offer of at least £125 million would surely have to be on the table.