AS Monaco have released a statement to warn clubs off their star player Kylian Mbappe and threatened to report several “unauthorised” approaches to FIFA.
The forward has been the subject of intense interest from all the big clubs in the world including Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and PSG.
Now, a couple of them could well be in trouble after Monaco found out about several “unauthorised” approaches to the player.
This is commonly referred to as a form of ‘tapping up’ and could bring serious consequences to any club committing the offence.
Liverpool found themselves in a similar situation with Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk when it was reported he had met Jurgen Klopp in Blackpool.
Safe to say this is on another magnitude and Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson has revealed that suspected clubs are Manchester City and PSG.
He also revealed on twitter that Arsenal are not thought to have committed any offences.
Understand Monaco's complaint to FIFA over Mbappe relates to alleged conduct of Manchester City and PSG, not Arsenal. #SSN
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) July 20, 2017
Could Arsenal land Mbappe?
With the clubs in the fray for Kylian Mbappe, you would think Arsenal have no hope in signing the player.
Though, links refuse to go away and it looks as though a move is seemingly a possibility.