Kylian Mbappe and Monaco have reportedly agreed to ignore any incoming bids this summer as the striker wants regular first-team football to boost his development.
One of the most talked about player over the last few months, Kylian Mbappe, is now expected to stay at Monaco as both the player and the club agree it’s the best decision for his career.
Multiple reports of Mbappe staying at Monaco come from France and the club is giving a massive statement of intent by refusing to sell a teenager for what was believed to be more than a €100m transfer. The likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal have all tried to sign the youngster.
The 18-year-old enjoyed an impressive season with Monaco, finishing the season with 26 goals over 44 games in all competitions. Next season is expected to be even better for Mbappe who is looking to establish himself as a first-team player and contend for a place in a French World Cup squad for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
His contract runs until 2019 and the Ligue 1 club will have to extend his deal to ensure they don’t lose him on a free transfer in two years’ time.
Monaco have already sold Bernardo Silva to Manchester City for £42.5m, and there are several other players expected to leave the club this summer. The club doesn’t have any need to sell their star players and are expected to demand significant offers from suitors.
With Mbappe now clearly out of the picture, Arsene Wenger is expected to further his interest in Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.