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Vasilyey insists Arsenal target is not for sale

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyey insists there is no desire for the Ligue 1 club to sell Kylian Mbappe this summer.

The 18-year-old French forward, who has been dubbed the new Thierry Henry, only made his debut for Monaco last season and has been hugely impressive for Leonadro Jardim’s side thus far.

Mbappe played a huge role in knocking Manchester City out of the Champions League Round of 16, scoring a goal in each leg and causing Pep Guardiola’s side all sorts of problems at the back.

The French wonderkid is regarded as one of Europe’s finest prospects and although Arsenal and Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the young Frenchman, whose value will no doubt increase over the summer, Vasilyey says it is Monaco’s intention to keep him at the Ligue 1 club no matter the sum of money offered.

Speaking to RTL, Vasilyey said on the matter:

“Our intention is to keep Kylian Mbappe.

“Mbappe is a product of our youth academy. He is our DNA. I am very proud.

“We have a real team. The first half was excellent – the sort of performance that the very top teams make.”

Arsenal could be in the market this summer should they lose the services of Alexis Sanchez, who has yet to sign a new deal at the club, and Mbappe would be an ideal target despite his age.

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