Mbappe in talks over new Monaco deal

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says the club is in talks with Kylian Mbappe over a new contract.

Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe is the subject of interest from various top clubs for a world record fee.   -  Getty Images

Monaco is in discussions over a contract extension for Kylian Mbappe, according to the club's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.

The 18-year-old forward has been the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid, Manchester City and elsewhere, but Vasilyev said he hoped the young France star will remain at Stade Louis II.

Monaco has already sold full-back Benjamin Mendy and midfielder Bernardo Silva to City during the transfer window, while another key midfielder in Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Chelsea, leaving the club under no financial pressure to sell prized attacker Mbappe.

At a press conference to unveil new signings Soualiho Meite and Youri Tielemans, Vasilyev responded to questions over Mbappe's future by saying: "There is no agreement with a club.

"We are, however, receiving very important requests for Mbappe. He is the greatest prospect in world football.

"We are discussing an extension with Kylian. I hope that we will get there."

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