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Ligue 1: Monaco chief - Mbappe has hefty release clause

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Stacy Diaz | 21 April, 2017, 19:52

The Ligue 1 side were drawn against the Italian champions in this morning's semi-final draw, with the first leg to be played in the principality on May 3.

Rumours of an impending move for the 18-year-old increased after one of the world's most famous transfer brokers, Jorge Mendes, was spotted at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night.

He told Cadena Ser: "Have Real Madrid contacted us for Mbappe?".

Chelsea's Premier League rivals Manchester United are big favourites to sign Mbappe this summer, but according to RMC Sport Antonio Conte is not going to sit and watch the bidding war progress in front of him, but join the race and attempt to land the player.

A player who broke Thierry Henry's records as Monaco's youngest ever player when he made his debut in December 2015 and as their youngest ever scorer when he scored his first goal two months later, was still not yet a regular starter for the club at the start of this season.

"Only time will tell".

"There are many factors to consider in order for a player to succeed".

Giuly says he did not have any preference as to who Monaco faced as all of the teams "have experience in Europe" but said "we will see what happens in 15 days".

"He has a clause and it's quite a lot of money. I don't have his contract so I don't know exactly how much, but it's a lot", Cordon confirmed to Cadena Cope.

In Le Parisien's profile of Kylian Mbappe, "The Other Prince of Monaco", it is revealed that Kylian Mbappe still lives in the AS Monaco academy dorms, and his mom still drives him to training because he still doesnt have his driving license.

Speaking after the win over Dormund, Mbappe said: "After every success we have been able to ask ourselves questions and work, which has been our strength. We can't do everything, but it's already good".