Monaco sporting director Antonio Cordon has revealed top scorer Kilian Mbappe has a release clause in his contract.
The French wonderkid has been a revelation for Monaco emerging as one of the leading strikers in world football.
Real Madrid are favourites to sign the forward, while Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested. Cordon admits Monaco could be powerless to stop their prodigy from leaving.
‘I hope he stays for the good of Monaco, but we know how the market works and what football is like. He has a clause and it’s quite a lot of money. I don’t know exactly how much, but it’s a lot.’
‘The truth is they haven’t [made a bid],’ he told Cadena
‘I hope that Mbappe continues with us for a long time and gives us many great nights of football. He is a player that has had an important progression and has deserved it. He is going strong.’
Mbappe’s spectacular debut season has seen the 18 year-old netted 22 times in all competitions.
The France international was on the score sheet as Monaco booked their place in their first Champions League semi-final since 2004.
The Ligue 1 side were 3-1 winners over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday’s Champions League second leg.