August 17, 2017

Man City one of the teams accused of tapping up Mbappe

Manchester City are believed to have been accused of tapping up Mbappe.

Reports claim that Manchester City are one of the clubs that Monaco have threatened to report to FIFA over ‘illegal approaches’ for teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.

The future of Kylian Mbappe has been one of the sagas of pre-season so far and it took another twist today after Monaco announced that they were considering reporting several clubs for tapping the player up.

The Monegasque side are reportedly prepared to report four sides, including City, Real Madrid and PSG. The News reveals that City have been trying to sign the French international, something which had slipped under most new outlets’ radars.

Monaco have already sold Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer but have dug their heels in over Mbappe. It remains to be seen how this news will affect City’s attempts to sign French defender Benjamin Mendy.

Monaco’s statement was as follows: “AS MONACO regretfully notice that « important » European football clubs made contacts with Kylian Mbappé (and his entourage) without its authorization.”

“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.”