Monaco determined to keep Mbappe

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insists the club will do everything they can to hold on to rising star Kylian Mbappe.

The 18-year-old was reportedly a target of Manchester City at the start of the season, while Arsenal, Real Madrid, PSG, and Bayern Munich were all thought to be interested in him.

Since then the striker has impressed further at Monaco, scoring 18 goals and assisting with a further eight across all competitions this campaign.

His recent performances has once again drawn interest from top European clubs, but Monaco are determined to keep him at the Stade Louis II.

"Kylian is a child of the club. He embodies the quality of our youth academy. He has parents who are very intelligent and who know the world of football very well," Vasilyev told L'Equipe.

"We'll do everything for him to stay and it's very possible that he is there next season. I don't see why he would leave."

He added: "The financial situation wasn't the same [when Martial left]. We had a big deficit in 2015, there was Financial Fair Play to think about, and we needed to sell.

"With this qualification [for the quarterfinals], our budget is balanced and we don't need money. We can treat matters case by case. There's an ongoing project based around Kylian."

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