Thursday May 18 2017
Mbappe like Neymar - Benz

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe is a very similar attacking talent as Neymar, according to Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

The 18-year-old has netted 24 goals in an incredible breakthrough season at Stade Louis II, having only previously found the net once in eleven appearances prior to the campaign.

"What Mbappe is doing in Ligue 1 and even more so in the Champions League in Monaco's great run is exceptional,” Benzema is quoted as saying by L’Equipe.

“The last player who seemed as good and precocious at this level? Neymar.

Friday April 21 2017
Mbappe at Monaco 'for one more year'

Former Monaco and Barcelona winger Ludovic Giuly believes striker Kylian Mbappe will stay at the Ligue 1 club ‘for another year’.

The teenage striking sensation has made waves across European football this year leading him to be linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, but Giuly – representing Monaco at the Champions League draw – is confident he will stay in France for one more season.

Thursday April 20 2017
No RM Mbappe contact, say Monaco

Monaco sporting director Antonio Cordon confirmed Real Madrid have not been in contact over a transfer for striker Kylian Mbappe.

The comments came after the 18-year-old striking sensation netted in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund – his fifth goal in only four Champions League matches, which helped see the Ligue 1 club join Madrid in the last four.

"Have Real Madrid contacted us for Mbappe? The truth is they haven't,” Cordon told Cadena Ser.

Wednesday April 19 2017
Silva 'has dream' of Spain or England

Monaco’s Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva has a ‘dream one day’ to play in either Spain or England, he has admitted.

The 22-year-old has become a key figure at the Stade Louis II, helping propel them to the summit of Ligue 1 and to the Champions League quarter finals this season having joined from Benfica for €15m in January 2015.

"For now, I'm feeling very well here in Monaco," Silva told CNN.

Friday April 14 2017
Madrid closing in on Mbappe option

Real Madrid are hoping to soon have an option on Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe with a view to completing his transfer in 2018, reports say.

Marca claim Madrid’s most recent scouting report on the teenager urges Los Blancos to sign Mbappe and the club have already started the procedure, and the deal could be concluded this summer.

Monaco are holding out for a fee in the region of €100m to sell Mbappe outright while Madrid are mulling over if it would be better to make the deal for this summer or to wait until next year.

Tuesday April 11 2017
Bartra recovering after BVB bus attack

Spain defender Marc Bartra is recovering from surgery to remove debris from his arm after Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was hit by explosives.

The incident occurred as the bus left the Dortmund team’s hotel on the way to Signal Iduna Park for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco.

The game was called off and rescheduled for Wednesday at 17.45 BST (18.45 CET), while Dortmund confirmed that Bartra broke his wrist and had undergone surgery.

Wednesday March 29 2017
Mbappe cool on Madrid links

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has played down reports he will join Real Madrid this year as it’s a club for players ‘at the peak of their careers’.

The 18-year-old has netted 19 times in 32 appearances for the Ligue 1 side this season and has now made his senior debut for France, with media in Spain and England linking him with a move to either Real Madrid or Manchester United respectively.

"At the moment I am at Monaco," Mbappe told reporters after starting in France’s 2-0 defeat to Spain on Tuesday night.

Tuesday March 28 2017
Ramos: RM would embrace Mbappe

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has left the door open for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe to join the club this summer – “we would embrace him”.

Speaking ahead of Spain’s friendly against France when Ramos will come head-to-head with the 18-year-old forward, he was asked directly about the possibility of the highly-rated star moving to the Bernabeu.

“I don’t think Florentino Perez will ring me to decide whether someone has to come to Real Madrid or not,” joked Ramos at a pre-match press conference.

Monday March 27 2017
"Mbappe will eventually join RM or Barca..."

Monaco’s Fabinho believes his teammate Kylian Mbappe will play for a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona ‘sooner or later’.

The 18-year-old has netted 19 goals this campaign to make him one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe, with reports linking him with a big-money move to clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.

"We know that sooner or later he'll go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, or another club of that calibre," Fabinho told Chuteira F.C.

Thursday March 23 2017
No Madrid offer for Mbappe - report

Real Madrid have not made contact with AS Monaco for the transfer of 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Cope’s El Partidazo show stated that English giants Manchester United are the only club to have made any official contact over the highly-rated teenage striker, despite reports in the Spanish press that Madrid were ‘prioritising’ his transfer this summer.

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