Lucky Arsenal Escape Serious FIFA sanctions – Sky Sports Confirm

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Monaco  have released a statement attacking clubs for making unauthorised approaches to Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe is one of the most wanted players in world football after a stunning season for Monaco.

And his performances have led to interest from a number of clubs including Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.

But in a damning statement Monaco have accused clubs of making contact with Mbappe without their authorisation.

The statement said: “AS Monaco regretfully notice that European football clubs made contacts with Kylian Mbappe (and his entourage) without its authorisation.

“AS Monaco want to remind these clubs that such actions are contrary to the article 211 of the Administrative regulation of the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and to the article 18.3 of the Regulation of the Status and the Transfer of the Players of FIFA.

“To put an end to this unacceptable situation, AS Monaco consider asking the French Football League (Ligue de Football Professionnel) and FIFA to commit disciplinary procedures against clubs offenders.”

According to Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson, Monaco’s complaint to FIFA relates to alleged conduct of Manchester City and PSG but not Arsenal.

Last week Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claimed Mbappe would be staying at Monaco.

He said: “What we know now is that Mbappe is over £100m and after that it’s free to imagine what you want.

“But we have not made any offer. I think he will stay, it looks like that. One more season.

“Maybe he has too much choice. In the end, people don’t move.”

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