Florentino Pérez is cashing a lot of money this summer after the sales of James Rodríguez to Bayern Munich, Álvaro Morata to Chelsea and the imminent deal between Danilo and Manchester City. This money should be used to sign a new great player and the chosen one is Kylian Mbappé. However, Mónaco set a very high price for his player, €190M. Mission impossible?
Apart from this crazy price, Monaco said that they will report to FIFA any club daring to contact their player: “AS MONACO regretfully notice that «important» European football clubs made contacts with Kylian Mbappé (and his entourage) without its authorization”, said the statement.
The club published in their website their aim to report all the contacts: “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”, finished the statement.
Therefore, the situation is not very easy. Florentino Pérez said in June that the summer is very long and he’s used to close some deals at the end of August, so the time is not an issue. However, it looks very unlikely that Real Madrid could bid up to €190M, much more money that the record transfer fee set last summer by Paul Pogba and his deal with Manchester United.
Besides, Real Madrid have competition. Manchester City are also willing to sign Mbappé and some sources say that the citizens have already offered €140M, but their bid was rejected.