Leonardo Jardim hails Monaco achievement as they secure Ligue 1 title

Bernardo Silva has set his sight on the move to the Old Trafford next season, according to reports from Canal+.

Moments later Mbappe threatened for the first time, popping up on the right-hand side of Monaco's penalty area only to be denied by a fine save at his near post by goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier. AS Monaco allowed the second least shots per game (9.5), and have given up the second least goals in the league as well (29).

For Monaco, after the euphoria of a league title won in brilliant style will come the realisation that this could be the start of a glorious era.

Mbappe has caught the eye of suitors from the top teams in Europe in his breakthrough season.

Saint-Etienne held Monaco to a 1-1 draw in October, but Christophe Galtiers side arrived in the principality low on confidence after their 5-0 thrashing by PSG and decimated by injury.

AS Monaco has proven to be a very potent attacking side, scoring an unbelievable 104 goals over 37 games in the league this season.

Kylian Mbappe has an average shot accuracy of 76% in Ligue 1 this season. Reports have suggested that Monaco have rejected the bid in the hope that Mbappe will stay at the Stade Louis II for one more season.

To put his impact in context, at the same age, Arsenal great Thierry Henry scored three goals in the French top flight during the 1995-96 season with Monaco.

However a deal for Mbappe looks increasingly unlikely as Real Madrid are believed to be leading the race for his signature, with Arsenal also vying to sign him, while the player himself has rejected a move to Manchester United. "He would be the big star there and a very key player.There are lot of factors that says he is going to stay".

A year on from competing in the Coupe Gambardella, a tournament for Under-19s players, Mbappe is refusing to get carried away by the speculation.

Champions League qualification will make it much easier, of course.

  • Rosalie Stanley