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Monaco has stunned Manchester United by demanding a £100 million fee for starlet Kylian Mbappe.
The Guardian understand that the Red Devils had a transfer of £72 million rejected last week, rebuffing the offer and stating they wouldn’t part with their prodigy for less than a world-record fee.
It also comes as a surprise for the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich, who were all monitoring the situation.
United are desperate for a striker heading into the next season – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury looks as though it has put an end to his United career – and will table multiple bids during the summer.
Will Mbappe leave? The Verdict
Monaco want him for at least another year, and there are in no rush to sell; the club will only be forced to part ways with Mbappe if he decides to force a move.
The elite of European football have the money, it is just whether they feel it is a good investment.
Any transfer is likely to be in the region of £70 million with the rest of the £100 million fee Monaco are asking for being made up of add-ons: appearance bonuses and the like.
Written by Michael Jones
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