Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe scored six goals in nine Champions League games for Monaco this season Reuters

France coach Didier Deschamps has urged Kylian Mbappe to reject a big-money transfer to a European club this summer and stay and develop his game at Monaco.

Mbappe, 18, has scored 14 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco this season and has been linked with a host of top clubs, including Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Spanish daily Marca reported last week that the French striker had chosen to play for Real next season after being convinced by the Spanish club's manager, Zinedine Zidane.

However, Deschamps warned the youngster that he could endanger his football development by moving to a big club too soon in his fledgling career.

"From my experience, I'd say he should stay at Monaco for further development," the France coach was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

Mbappe was called up to the French senior squad for the first time in March, and Deschamps compared the 18-year-old favourably to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

"I wish Kylian to have the same career as Thierry Henry. Titi was very mature as a youngster, but I think Kylian is also a mature player," Deschamps said.

"Kylian has made the squad because he has shown over the past few months that he has the quality. Quality has no age.

"What makes him such a strong player, apart from his ability, is the way he always remains calm. That is very rare for someone his age."

Mbappe has scored six goals in nine Champions League games for Monaco this campaign, including one in the club's 2-1 defeat in the semi-final second leg against Juventus in Turin on 9 May.

That loss meant Monaco, who lost the first leg 2-0 at home last week, were eliminated from the Champions League.

However, Leonardo Jardim's side hold a three-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and are in pole position to clinch the domestic title.