Monaco accuse clubs of tapping up Kylian Mbappe

AS Monaco have accused “important European football clubs” of making an illegal approach for striker Kylian Mbappe.

The 18-year-old has been heavily linked with moves to Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Real Madrid this summer.

Manchester City and PSG are believed to be the clubs targeted by Monaco.

“AS Monaco regretfully notice that important European football clubs made contacts with Kylian Mbappe (and his entourage) without its authorization,” a club statement said.

“AS Monaco want to remind to these clubs that such actions are contrary to the article 211 of the Administrative regulation of the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and to the article 18.3 of the Regulation of the Status and the Transfer of the Players of FIFA.

“To put an end to this unacceptable situation, AS Monaco consider asking the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and the FIFA to commit disciplinary procedures against clubs offenders.”

The France international scored 26 goals in 44 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

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