Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe is expected to remain with AS Monaco over the summer despite attracting the interest of several top European sides, according to reports.
The 18-year-old has rapidly emerged as one of the most valuable forwards in the world following a season that saw him claim 26 goals in all competitions.
It was recently reported that Jose Mourinho had launched a £113m bid for the striker, who has cited Man United as a potential future option.
However, according to French outlet Le Parisien, Mbappe will be going nowhere this summer, with Monaco already rejecting offers surpassing £85m for the prized Frenchman.
You can hardly blame Monaco for making it essentially impossible for any club to sign Mbappe this summer. This was the teenager’s first full season in the senior side and manager Leonardo Jardim will undoubtedly feel like he can oversee further progress from Mbappe next season, even if it does seem like a mass exodus from the French principality will occur this summer, with Bernardo Silva the first to depart.
Looking at it from Mourinho’s perspective, holding fire on signing the striker seems like a wise idea as well. A player’s second full season, after all, often tells you more than their first.