July 13, 2017 09:44 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Mbappe unlikely to quit Monaco, says Prince Albert II

Mbappe unlikely to quit Monaco, says Prince Albert II

Prince Albert II has revealed he is confident that Kylian Mbappe will remain at Monaco, despite Europe's heavyweight clubs lining up moves for the 18-year-old striker.

Prince Albert II has revealed he is confident that Kylian Mbappe will remain at Monaco, despite Europe's heavyweight clubs lining up moves for the 18-year-old striker.

Mbappe, who returned to pre-season training on Monday, scored 26 goals last season as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-final. 

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United are all among those linked with a move for the France international but Prince Albert II is sure Mbappe will stay at the Stade Louis II.

Kylian Mbappe of Monaco is unlikely to leave the club this summer, believes Prince Albert II

Kylian Mbappe of Monaco is unlikely to leave the club this summer, believes Prince Albert II

Mbappe has been linked to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool

Mbappe has been linked to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool

'I don't think [that he will leave],' Prince Albert II told L'Equipe. 'There are ongoing discussions that make me think he will be at Monaco nest season.

'The discussions relate to a possible wage hike. But I think that he has understand, his father too, that it is not yet in his interest to go to a huge club, where he is not assured playing time, even if (Zinedine) Zidane has said that he would receive playing time at Real Madrid.'

Paris Saint-Germain have also been reported to be lining up a move for Mbappe as Unai Emery plots a way to return to the zenith of French football.

Prince Albert II (left) says Monaco and Mbappe have been holding talks over a pay hike

Prince Albert II (left) says Monaco and Mbappe have been holding talks over a pay hike

Albert does not believe that Mbappe will have his head turned by Paris Saint-Germain

Albert does not believe that Mbappe will have his head turned by Paris Saint-Germain

But Prince Albert does not believe PSG will be able to lure Mbappe. 

'No. It is my opinion and I think that it is also that of [Monaco vice-president] Vadim Vasilyev.' 

 

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