Monaco have rejected a bid which would have made Kylian Mbappe the world’s most expensive player, reports the Telegraph.
Real Madrid are claimed to have offered €120million, the equivalent of £103million, for the highly-rated 18-year-old.
Mbappe has been key to Monaco’s surprise title triumph this season, scoring 15 goals and assisting another eight in Ligue 1.
However, it’s suggested the French champions are standing firm and refusing to sell this summer. It’s more likely they will sell in 12 months time when his profile has been raised even further by the 2018 World Cup.
A £103million bid would easily have eclipsed the current world record fee of £89million that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.
Monaco are not desperate to cash in on the teenager, though, as they have several other talents they can sell to top European clubs this summer.
Madrid will no doubt continue to hover as they are looking for a goalscorer who can become a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.