It seems Kylian Mbappe’s proposed move from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain is edging ever closer.
Despite spending £197 million on Neymar earlier this summer, PSG are keen to sign another striker in the form of 18-year-old Mbappe.
Of course, there is the slight issue of adhering to the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations - something that could be difficult if they splash the cash once again to bring in the wonderkid.
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Therefore, according to Sky Sports, Unai Emery’s side are planning to take Mbappe on a season-long loan with an agreement to buy the striker permanently next summer.
After a move to Real Madrid failed to materialise this summer, it looked as though Mbappe was set to stay at Monaco, signing a new contract in the process.
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And after giving the teenager to chance to impress on the European stage last season where he scored 26 goals in all competitions, Les Monégasques probably expected Mbappe to stay loyal for the time being.
However, reports have emerged of his crazy contractual demands and it’s claimed he was sent home from training last week after a bust-up with Andrea Raggi.
Monaco Ultras statement
And the Monaco fans have had enough.
How do we know? Well, because Ultras Monaco 1994 have released a statement slamming the behaviour of the youngster.
"In recent times we have witnessed with astonishment and indignation the figures quoted by the media about the transfer of Mbappe but also about the salary to renew his contract with our club," the statement read.
"We think that no player is worth so many millions of euros. We believe football is for everyone and values such as the love of the shirt and respect for the club where you began your career.
"We cannot accept that one of our players has acted in that way and demand such figures, without having disputed more than a few dozen matches at professional level.
"We would like to remind Kylian Mbappe and his clan that nothing and nobody is above the institution of AS Monaco FC. We therefore strongly hope our representatives will take the necessary decision to close this case if these requirements are confirmed while taking into consideration that it is essential not to strengthen the competition for the title.
"Since their arrival, they have shown us their ability and we fully believe in them to build a team capable of defending the title, with or without Mbappe."
Will this statement be enough to convince Mbappe to stay at Monaco for at least one more season?
Time will tell.
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