Monaco star Kylian Mbappe says he will sort through all his options while on holiday with his family this summer. The wonderkid led Monaco to the semifinals of the Champions League and to a Ligue 1 title with 26 goals in all competitions, and has since been linked to many teams, including Liverpool, Arsenal, and Real Madrid, who Mbappe said have been trying to sign him since he was 14. ESPN FC sources say that two clubs made bids over €100 million, but those have so far been rejected. Monaco’s owner has said he will not stand in the way of a move if the price is right.
Roma have warned Liverpool that there will be no bargain deal for speedster Mohamed Salah. Liverpool have been talking to Roma for the past couple weeks about signing Salah and had their first bid of £28 million rejected. According to PA Sports, Roma wants more than €40m (£35m), and new Sporting Director Monchi has said that there is interest but the price will be set by Roma, not by Liverpool.
Speaking of Roma, former Roma Midfielder and Sassuolo manager Eusebio Di Francesco has officially been appointed to manage Roma, replacing now-Inter manager Luciano Spalletti. Di Francesco led Sassuolo to promotion to Serie A in 2013, and led them to the Europa League in 2015. Sassuolo finished 12th in 2016.
Bayern have announced the signing of French International and Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso in a €41.5m deal, with up to €6m in bonuses depending on his performances at Bayern. The deal is for five years, and concludes a ten-year stint with Lyon, where he made 160 appearances scoring 29 goals.
D.C. United played on Tuesday in Boyds, Maryland, in the U.S. Open Cup round of 32, against Christos FC: a liquor-store sponsored team. Christos actually played D.C. United tight for 80 minutes, with a goal in the 23rd minute off a free kick. D.C. United responded in the 35th minute with a Julian Buescher equalizer, and went ahead with a goal from Lloyd Sam in the 81st. While the Cinderella story has come to an end, Christos FC and their fans should be proud for an inspired performance against the 4-time MLS Champions.
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