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Delight for Manchester United fans as Mbappe’s release clause is confirmed

Manchester United’s hopes of signing AS Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe have received a timely boost after Monaco sporting director Antonio Cordon has confirmed a release clause in his contract.

Speaking about Mbappe’s future, Cordon also confirmed Real Madrid have not yet made a bid for his services.

Cordon said: “The truth is they haven’t.

“I hope that Mbappe continues with us for a long time and gives us many great nights of football. He is a player that has had an important progression and has deserved it. He is going strong.

“Only time will tell. There are many factors to consider in order for a player to succeed. He is still very young. We will see what happens this summer – we expect it to be a long one.

“I hope he stays for the good of Monaco, but we know how the market works and what football is like. He has a clause and it’s quite a lot of money. I don’t know exactly how much, but it’s a lot.”

According to reports, it would take something around 90-110m bid to prize the teenager sensation away from Stade Louis II this summer.

At this point, Real Madrid and Manchester United remain favorites to sign Mbappe, who has now scored 22 goals in 36 games this season.