Monaco Refusing To Listen To Offers For Mbappe
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says Liverpool transfer target Kylian Mbappe doesn’t want to leave the Ligue 1 side and that the club haven’t put a price tag on him.
The 18-year-old is reported to have been the subject of a €75million (£64million) bid from Liverpool this week although sources at Anfield insist there has been no formal bid from the Merseyside club. But Vasilyev insists that Mbappe won’t be leaving the newly-crowned French champions.
“There is no price for Kylian Mbappe. Unless he wants to leave,” Vasilyev told French radio station RMC. “Then we will talk about it.
“Are we ready to refuse an offer of €100million? Of course. Sure and certain! We want to keep him for at least one more season, to continue his formidable progression, to help us dream bigger and to have great results.
“Our wish is to prolong Mbappe’s stay here. That is certain,” he added.
However, Vasilyev admitted that there have been no talks at all with the young forward whose contract expires in 2019.
“It is very important,” hw said. “We said to all the players that we would not talk about the future before the end of season. No player has talked about his future – not one of them, I insist. We were all focused, otherwise we were not going to win this title.”
Bid or not, Liverpool have joined a string of clubs to have shown an interest in Mbappe. Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona have all been monitoring a player whose season has only really come to life over the past three-and-a-half months.
Between the start of the season and the end of January, Mbappe scored six goals in 20 games for Monaco. From the beginning of February until the end of the season he hit 18 goals in 23 games.
But while Liverpool are believed to be scouting Mbappe, the club have yet to make any formal bid. There have also been reported of bids in the range of €75million to €115million from a number of un-named clubs for the France international.