'They don't want to leave' - Monaco sure Man Utd and Real Madrid targets Mbappe and Silva will stay

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The Ligue 1 leaders have seen their prized assets linked with big-money summer moves, but they are expecting to fend off the mounting interest

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insists Manchester United and Real Madrid targets Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva have offered no indication that they want out.

With the Ligue 1 outfit riding high at the top of their domestic standings and safely through to the semi-finals of the Champions League, their star turns are drawing admiring glances from afar.

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Teenage forward Mbappe has emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting prospects, while Portugal international midfielder Silva boasts an ever-lengthening list of suitors.

Vasilyev is, however, confident that services of both men can be retained, allowing Monaco to build towards a bright future.

He told Telefoot: "No player has told us they want to leave.

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"Of course, we will talk with the players. But with the World Cup taking place in 2018, Thomas [Lemar], Kylian nor Bernardo would not want to leave.

"But this is not the time for discussions. We will do everything to keep them.

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"One thing is for sure; Monaco will have a very competitive team next year."

Mbappe, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, has netted 22 times in all competitions this season.

Silva, who is said to be another target for those at Stamford Bridge, has made 48 appearances this term and contributed nine goals. 

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