Monaco have rejected a big money offer from Manchester City for their 17-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, who has also been linked with a move to Barcelona.

A product of the Monaco academy, the youngster signed his first professional contract in March, and is already attracting interest from some of the big names of Europe.

He has made just 15 senior appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit, but his performances in France’s Under-19 European Championship win, where he scored five goals, were enough to attract an offer from Manchester City.

However, according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Monaco have knocked back Manchester City’s €40m bid for Mbappe, and have made it clear that the 17-year-old won’t be leaving the club this summer.

Barcelona have also been keeping tabs on the young French striker, and recently enquired about his availability, but Monaco are unwilling to lose the big talent.  


Mbappe has scored just one goal for Monaco’s senior team, but he really caught the prying eyes of scouts across the world with his goalscoring feats for France in the Under-19 European Championship.

His current contract with Monaco runs until 2019, and they are in no mood to see one of their biggest young talents leave the club on transfer deadline day.