Thursday 18 January 2018

Manchester United sources quick to react to reports the club has made a £72m bid for Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is emerging as one of the most wanted players in European football
Kylian Mbappe is emerging as one of the most wanted players in European football
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United sources have dismissed reports that they have made a £72m bid for Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

Italian journalists Gianluca di Marzio claimed that United had made mega-money bid for one of the most wanted players in European football, but Old Trafford chiefs have denied making any offer for the teenage forward.

Sky Sports have poured cold water on reports that United have started the bidding for Mbappe, who has caught the eye during Monaco's run to this season's Champions League semi-finals.

Mbappe has fired 24 goals in all competitions this season and five of those have come in the Champions League, with his sparkling performances sparking rumours of bids from Europe's top clubs. 

Real Madrid and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Mbappe, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also confirming he would like to sign the Frenchman.

"Obviously it would be hypocritical and a lie to say that we are not looking at him," Wenger told French broadcaster SFR Sport.

"But he's already in the bracket of clubs who are, perhaps, much better financed than us."

United may be keen to distance themselves for a move to sign Mbappe, but don't be surprised if Jose Mourinho's side join the bidding for a player destined to become the most expensive teenager in football history this summer.

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