Monaco crowned king of France

May 20, 2017, 00:46
Monaco crowned king of France

Mbappe is the hottest property in Europe at the moment after blasting 26 goals in 43 games to help Monaco win the Ligue 1 title and reach the last four of the Champions League.

He added: "We were in the Champions League quarter-final in the first season, in the semi-final this season". I will have discussions with him but I am not the one who is managing his career.

Leonardo Jardim's side came into Wednesday's match with Saint-Etienne knowing they only needed a draw to be mathematically certain of glory, having thumped Lille 4-0 last time out to all but seal the title.

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"We've been able to hold on all the way against teams like Paris and Nice who kept up with the pace until the end", said Mbappe.

Crucially, Jardim managed to win important league games while resting key players - but ensuring he never left out more than two at any one time.

Stephane Ruffier palmed away a Mbappe snapshot with the first real chance, but there was little he could do moments later when the striker latched onto Radamel Falcao's threaded pass and calmly rounded the Saint-Etienne goalkeeper before slotting home.

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According to reports earlier this season, Manchester United failed with a £69m bid for the France global as the Red Devils look to raid Monaco for the second time in three summer transfer windows.

And Monaco hearts were briefly in their mouths after the break when Veretout broke through and nudged the ball past Subasic, but Kamil Glik got back to thwart the danger.

Speaking in an interview with CNN Sport's Amanda Davies, Vasilyev revealed that he no longer sees Monaco as a selling club, while insisting that letting go of Mbappe is not something the Ligue 1 champions will do without a fight. Indeed, they've conceded a couple of times in only two of their last 15 on their own patch and so we're unlikely to see Monaco put up a big number here, as they have done so often this season.

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"I am very happy, we wanted it from the beginning, and it's done".

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