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Saturday March 18 2017
‘Madrid almost signed Mbappe’

Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Real Madrid “almost signed” Kylian Mbappe before the wonderkid joined Monaco in 2013.

Mbappe has scored 17 goals and assisted a further 10 for Monaco this season, while starring in the side’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals, despite being just 18.

The forward claimed back in December that he rejected Madrid when still a youth player, and Zidane has now confirmed his countryman’s claims.

“He was almost signed by Madrid, but he went to Monaco,” the Coach told reporters.

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Friday February 24 2017
Madrid target Monaco duo

Monaco duo Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva are both on the radar of Real Madrid after a series of impressive performances this season, say reports in Spain.

Marca report Los Blancos are weighing up moves for the two stars who have helped propel Monaco to the top of Ligue 1 and into the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

Portuguese star Silva joined the French league leaders from Benfica for a fee of €16m in January 2015 while Mbappe has netted 12 times in 25 appearances this season after emerging through the club’s youth system.

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Tuesday February 14 2017
Barca bid for Monaco's Fabinho

Barcelona tried to sign Monaco full-back Fabinho last summer but the Brazilian would prefer a move to the Premier League in England, confirmed his father.

The 23-year-old – who once had a loan spell at Real Madrid – has become one of the most sought-after right-backs in European football and has been linked to a number of clubs across England and Spain.

"We have talked to Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal ... We have even been approached by Barcelona, but it didn't go any further,” Joao told Telefoot.

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Friday December 2 2016
Atleti had to sell me - Falcao

Radamel Falcao has revealed he had no choice but to leave Atletico Madrid in 2013 after two seasons at the Vicente Calderon.

The Colombian striker netted 70 goals in 91 appearances for Los Rojiblancos, with his last match for the club the Copa Del Rey final victory over Real Madrid in the Bernabeu – his one and only piece of silverware with Diego Simeone’s side and their first victory over their city rivals in 14 years.

"They never offered to let me stay," he said. "Monaco opened their doors to me and I am very happy.

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Thursday August 25 2016
Atleti to negotiate for Silva?

Atletico Madrid could use their presence in Monaco for the Champions League draw to open talks for Bernardo Silva.

AS suggests Atletico interest in the Portugal international and with the draw for the group stage taking place in the principality on Thursday, and Monaco part of it after beating Villarreal, it’s claimed Los Colchoneros could open talks.

Silva, who scored against the Yellow Submarine in the first leg at El Madrigal, has been a Monaco player since 2014, costing €15m from Benfica and signing a contract to 2020.

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Wednesday August 24 2016
Camacho on Monaco agenda?

Ignacio Camacho could be set for a late in the window exit from Malaga as Monaco eye the midfielder.

A report from AS claims there has been contact between the Ligue 1 club and the south coast side and though talks are at an early stage and there is no formal offer, Monaco’s interest is considered serious by Malaga.

The approach could be stepped up by the principality club now they are confirmed in the Champions League group stage, eliminating Villarreal over two legs, and have guaranteed significant revenue.

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Tuesday August 23 2016
Villarreal limp out of CL playoffs

Villarreal have crashed out of the Champions League after limping to a 1-0 defeat to Monaco in Tuesday’s playoff second leg and 3-1 on aggregate.

Villarreal made three changes to the side that drew with Granada at the weekend as they hoped to overturn a 2-1 deficit away from home in order to reach the group stage for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Monaco, on the other hand, named one player shy of the same XI that emerged victorious in the first leg, the suspended Benjamin Mendy replaced by Djibril Sidibe at left-back.

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Tuesday August 23 2016
LIVEBLOG: Monaco v Villarreal (2-1 agg.)

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Tuesday August 23 2016
Line-ups: Monaco-Villarreal (2-1 agg.)

Villarreal make three changes for tonight’s do-or-die Champions League playoff second leg against Monaco.

The alternations see Jose Angel, Bruno Soriano and Rafael Santos Borre come in for Antonio Rukavina, Alfred N’Diaye and Nicola Sansone as Villarreal look to overturn a 2-1 deficit away from home in order to reach the group stage for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Monaco, on the other hand, name one player shy of the same XI that emerged victorious in the first leg, the suspended Benjamin Mendy replaced by Djibril Sidibe at left-back.

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Monday August 22 2016
Pato: Villarreal on a mission

Alexandre Pato has issued a Champions League rallying cry to his Villarreal teammates after a “tiring” 1-1 draw with Granada in La Liga on Saturday.

Villarreal remain winless under Fran Escriba as a 2-1 defeat to Monaco in the Champions League playoffs was followed by a draw at Granada on La Liga’s opening day, but Pato is confident his side have what it takes to overturn their first-leg deficit in France and reach the group stage.

“We’re going on a mission to Monaco, and that is to go through,” the forward told Marca.

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