Monaco and striker Kylian Mbappe have reportedly agreed to ignore all offers this summer amid multiple reports of interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City.
French football writer Matt Spiro relayed the Le Parisien report, which comes after reports of offers in excess of €100 million (£87 million) for the 18-year-old Mbappe from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Mbappe enjoyed a brilliant breakout season in 2016-17, winning Ligue 1 with Monaco, reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and receiving a first call-up to the France national team.
He played an increasingly important role for Leonardo Jardim’s side, finishing the season with 26 goals across all competitions.
Recently, Mbappe declared he was “the sole decision-maker” when it came to his future.
He said “I will make a choice based on my sporting career, and my career is first and foremost, and I am at an age where I need to play, and that will be paramount.”
Remaining at the club guarantees regular starts in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League, as he looks to cement a starting place with France on the road to Moscow.
Despite the huge interest around Mbappe, though, it seems Monaco are prepared to hold firm and keep their young star for another season.
He is only contracted to Stade Louis II to 2019, so they will need to extend his deal, but it would be a bold statement of intent from Monaco if they were to keep Mbappe in the face of such massive bids.