Monaco rejects Real Madrid's whopping €120m offer for Mbappe

He shone on the European stage by becoming the first player ever to score in each of his first four Champions League knockout appearances.

Paris - Leonardo Jardim raised doubts about his future as Monaco coach on Sunday saying he would hold talks with club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev this week while the French champions turned down a world-record bid for their striker Kylian Mbappe.

He's scored goals and 14 assists and has played a solid role in helping Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years and into the Champions League semi-finals.

Mbappe, dubbed the new Thierry Henry, has been linked to Real Madrid and Manchester United and it would be hard for Monaco to resist an eye-watering offer for the 18-year-old. Crucially they may sell him next summer, but after the World Cup.

The Red Devils have been linked with a host of the club's biggest names this summer, such as Kylian Mbappe and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but are also after 16-year-old defender Benoit Badiashile.

"With the Vice President (Vadim Vasilyev) we agreed to aim for the title and we put everything aside because my aim was to win this title with the club that formed me".

The 18-year-old has scored 26 goals in 43 games for the Champions League semi-finalists, and earned his first global cap for France in March.

"The plan is to do everything to prolong him and to do everything that he stays a minimum one more year with us", he told the Telegraph.

Mbappe has been a revelation, but a world-record fee for a young player who has barely had a season at the top level is insane money.

"Our wish is to extend Mbappe's contract, that's a certainty".

  • Julie Sanders