This summer, Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe has dictated much of the narrative with Europe’s elite circling around the French international striker.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool have all expressed an interest, with many saying that world record bids would be tabled but now, the Ligue 1 champions have issued a formal warning to the clubs.
Monaco report “unnamed important European clubs” to FIFA & French League for making unauthorised contact with Kylian Mbappe & his entourage
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 20, 2017
They released the following statement, per Sky Sports:
“AS Monaco want to remind to these clubs that such actions are contrary to the article 211 of the Administrative regulation of the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and to the article 18.3 of the Regulation of the Status and the Transfer of the Players of FIFA.
“To put an end to this unacceptable situation, AS Monaco consider asking the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and FIFA to commit disciplinary procedures against clubs offenders.”
Understand Monaco’s complaint to FIFA over Mbappe relates to alleged conduct of Manchester City and PSG, not Arsenal. #SSN
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) July 20, 2017
Pep Guardiola is known to be a big fan of the player, with PSG also tracking the teenager but they appear to have now switched their attentions to Barcelona superstar, Neymar.
Seems odd that City are mentioned, though, given that they haven’t had many stories linking them with Mbappe in the press.