Monaco secure first Ligue 1 title in 17 years

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The France worldwide netted 15 times to help his side to their first top-flight silverware in 17 years, including the breakthrough strike in the title-clinching win over Saint-Etienne on Wednesday night.

Middlesbrough visits Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday with the Reds hopeful of securing a win and securing a place in the top four.

Moments later Mbappe threatened for the first time, popping up on the right-hand side of Monaco's penalty area only to be denied by a fine save at his near post by goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.

At just 18, Mbappe has scored 26 times in all competitions this season for Monaco, six of these goals coming from his six starts in the Champions League.

Monaco's triumph is all the more impressive given they finished eighth in Ligue 2, France's second division, five years ago, having been in and out of the relegation zone over the course of the 2011-2012 season.

According to reports earlier this season, Manchester United failed with a £69m bid for the France worldwide as the Red Devils look to raid Monaco for the second time in three summer transfer windows.

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He started 14 games previous year , picked off two passes, broke up 18 and led the Titans defensive backs with 64 tackles. He tied for second on the team with two interceptions, while adding one fumble recovery and two special-teams tackles.

He added: "We were in the Champions League quarter-final in the first season, in the semi-final this season".

Monaco for the first time since 2000 and won League 1. Jardim clearly needed to change things, and he did so radically.

It has been an upward curve since, the renaissance stunning, overseen by vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, a Russian ex-diplomat.

"Hard work pays off". Monaco are no minnows, but in a modern game brutally dominated by an elite few, there is a risk that a great side will be quickly torn apart.

The more trusted source has rejected their claims, which sent Liverpool fans into overdrive, stating that while we're interested in the phenomenal teenager - no offer has been made.

Real Madrid and Manchester United appear to be heading the queue for Mbappe, who still has two years to run on his Monaco contract and who is expected to cost around €100million.

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