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Kovac insists Real Madrid, Man Utd target Badiashile not leaving Monaco

Monaco manager Niko Kovac insists the club are keeping ahold of Benoit Badiashile.

Real Madrid and Manchester United have both been linked with the 19-year-old defender.

The latter has reportedly submitted an offer of €25m for Badiashile, but Kovac says he isn't going anywhere.

"Our aim is to take him to the next level," he told TF1. "If he plays a lot of matches with us in Ligue 1, which is a very good league, he will improve, that is certain.

"We do not want to sell him that is very clear. He will stay here this season. I think that this is the best solution for him. He has his club here, his family. He knows the environment."

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