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Monaco poor box thief caught red-handed

Nice, France | AFP | In Monaco, home to the super-rich on the French Riviera, a worker at the cathedral was caught literally red-handed stealing from the poor box. In early 2016, a newly arrived priest at the cathedral started to suspect the sexton of pilfering after noticing a drop …

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PSG secure Mbappe in mega Monaco deal

Paris, France | AFP |  French teen sensation Kylian Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on a season-long loan Thursday in a deal that will make him the second most expensive footballer in history. “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the immediate arrival of Kylian Mbappe,” the club wrote on …

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Mbappe on verge of joining PSG from Monaco

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, French media reported on Sunday. Radio stations France Info and RMC reported that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the French international striker. That …

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Mbappe was dropped to ‘protect’ him – Monaco coach

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend “to protect him” rather than as a punishment. The 18-year-old sensation reportedly wants away from the French champions, with Paris Saint-Germain his favoured destination but Real …

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Falcao hits treble as Monaco win without Mbappe

Paris, France | AFP | Kylian Mbappe watched on from the bench as Radamel Falcao struck a hat-trick in champions Monaco’s 4-1 victory away to Dijon in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Jemerson also scored in a comprehensive victory for the principality side that made it two wins from two after they …

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No Real deal for Mbappe, insist Monaco

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco insisted on Wednesday that no deal with Real Madrid has been reached for teenage French international striker Kylian Mbappe. Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev also said in a press conference the principality club were in discussions with Mbappe over a new contract extension. …

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Real Madrid clinch world record deal for Mbappe – report

Paris, France | AFP |  Real Madrid have reportedly reached a world record deal in principle to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), closing one of the hottest transfer sagas of the summer. Spanish sports daily Marca, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the gifted teenage striker who …

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Monaco’s Mendy completes record Man City move

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy has signed a mega five-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The 23-year-old, who joined the French champions from Marseille last summer, has agreed a deal reported to be worth a record £52 million (58 …

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Football: Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday. The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.98m, 45.3m euros) after helping the principality …

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Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

Turin, Italy | AFP |  A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday as a 2-1 win on the night completed a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco. Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the …

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