Arsenal have made a staggering club record €100million bid for highly rated Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, according to respected French daily L’Equipe.
Whether this bid has been accepted by the club or not, is yet unknown.
The 18-year-old is one of Europe’s brightest prospects and helped Monaco secure the Ligue 1 title as well as to the Champions League semi-finals this season.
It will be difficult however for the Gunners to land the French sensation. There is a lot of interest from Europe’s biggest clubs for the young Frenchman.
It is believed that Real Madrid and Manchester City both have put placed a €130million bid earlier for Mbappe. More importantly, both of those sides have Champions League football to offer to him, something that Arsenal do not have this season.
Arsenal have been long term followers of the young startlet. Manager Arsene Wenger revealed earlier this season how he visited Mbappe personally at his home back in 2016 to lure him to join Arsenal. The Frenchman rejected a possible move and ended up signing a new contract at Monaco, eventually leading them to the Ligue 1 title, scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances.
Arsene Wenger, who recently signed a two year deal with the Gunners, has been reportedly given a €100 million warchest to spend in the summer.
Arsenal have also been keeping tabs on Alexandre Lacazette, and will resort to him as the second option, if they don’t manage to sign Kylian Mbappe.
Also on Arsenal’s radar, is Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk, who has also drawn interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.