sport news Monaco up the asking price for Kylian Mbappe to £178m

Monaco have raised their asking price for French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe   The Ligue 1 champions now want in the region of £178m (€200m) for the player  Club hierarchy are hoping Barcelona will be tempted into the race for Mbappe The Catalan club will need a replacement for the departing Neymar 

By Pete Jenson for MailOnline

Published: 11:30 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 11:30 BST, 1 August 2017

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Monaco are in danger of pricing 18-year-old Kylian Mbappé out of a move this summer after bumping his asking price up to £178m (€200m).

The Ligue One champions have made the move because they hope Barcelona will join the race to sign Mbappé once they have their €222m windfall from the sale of Neymar.

The summer saga of the Brazilian’s move to Paris Saint Germain could be concluded as early as Tuesday and that could have a direct impact on the future of Monaco’s 18-year-old forward.

Monaco have raised their asking price for Kylian Mbappe to a sum in the region of £178m

Monaco have raised their asking price for Kylian Mbappe to a sum in the region of £178m

made it known last week they were prepared to pay a fee of around 160m euros for Mbappé rising to 180m over the course of his first contract. And Manchester City were willing to throw similar resources behind a bid.

Madrid’s bid was

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