Monaco Win First Ligue 1 Title In 17 Years

Reports in Spain have claimed that Liverpool have seen a staggering €75m bid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe rejected, as the Ligue 1 champions desperately try to keep hold of him. "They sustained the pace for most of the season, but we hung on".

Substitute forward Valere Germain sealed the victory for Monaco with a shot at target on a counter-attack into stoppage time, also handing Monaco their eighth crown in French top-flight league.

Monaco move to 92 points, with PSG 86 points in second place, and with one game left, the capital club can't catch up. The youngster shone in the Champions League this season, helping Monaco reach the last four after scoring five goals across last 16 and quarter final ties with Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Falcao was arguably Monaco's key player this season, certainly for his goals - 21 in just 29 league games - but also by setting an example.

It is claimed that Monaco instead rate the 18-year-old closer to the £86m mark, with Real Madrid the only side likely to pay up in full.

"Four and a half years ago we were in Ligue 2, now we find ourselves champion of France".

"We are very happy today. We will do everything we can to keep our players".

Therefore their desire in competing with big-money merchants like Real Madrid and Manchester United to secure Mbappe's signature signals a step in the right direction as far as bringing in top quality players is concerned.

With one match left, Monaco has scored 104 league goals - almost as many as the past two seasons combined. In Monaco, there was the recent case of Martial, who left to go to Manchester United and it was a lot more hard.

Liverpool are interested in Monaco hot-shot Kylian Mbappe, according to the Liverpool Echo.

"The last player who seemed as good and precocious at this level?" The referee's final whistle prompted scenes of jubilation at the Stade Louis II, with Germain and Andrea Raggi mingling with supporters bare chested in the stands as coach Leonardo Jardim shed tears of joy.

Falcao's throughball was perfectly timed for Mbappe to beat the offside trap, run clear of the Saint-Etienne defence, round Ruffier and slot in his 15th Ligue 1 goal of the season.