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Talk of Real Madrid interest in Mbappe and €180m transfer fees comes as no surprise to Lloris

09:47 IST 29/07/2017
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The Tottenham goalkeeper is tipping his France international team-mate to reach the very top of the game, with a big-money move possible this summer

Kylian Mbappe is a player of “great potential”, with interest from the likes of Real Madrid in the Monaco striker coming as no surprise to Hugo Lloris.

The France international burst onto the scene in 2016-17, with his exploits in Ligue 1 and Champions League competition helping to raise his profile.

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Madrid are now among those reported to be keen on acquiring his obvious potential and benefitting from his future development.

Talk of €180 million transfer fees has been doing the rounds, with Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris among those eager to see where a fellow countryman ends up.

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He told reporters on the Mbappe rumours ahead of Spurs’ International Champions Cup clash with Manchester City: “I'm not surprised at all.

“I spent some of the international breaks with him and he's very, very talented. He's very young but has really great potential.

“There are a lot of rumours and speculation but the most important thing for him is to be focused on himself. Let's see what will happen.”

Mbappe netted 26 times in 44 appearances last season, helping Monaco to the Ligue 1 title and the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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His efforts also earned him senior international recognition, with his debut made at the age of 18 in March.

Monaco have admitted to receiving “important offers” for their prized asset, but no sale has been sanctioned as yet and the new French top-flight campaign is due to get underway on August 4.

Prior to that, the current title holders will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Trophee des Champions final.