Manchester United and Manchester City have officially joined the race to sign Monaco teenage senasation Kylian Mbappe according to reports in Spain.
Spanish newspaper AS led with the reports about the battle for Mbappe, claiming United have lodged a £113million bid for the 18-year-old, while Manchester City have submitted an offer of £105million.
This takes the the number of suitors for the Frenchman to four, as Arsenal and Real Madrid have also placed bids. Arsenal’s £95million offer is the lowest of the four, while Real Madrid so far lead the bidding with their £118m offer.
He has had a phenomenal season with the principality club, reaching the Champions League semi-final as well as leading his team to their first French League title in 17 years.
The striker scored an incredible 26 goals this season and made his international debut for France.
He is currently with Didier Deschamps’ side as he prepares for Fridays game against Sweden. With the World Cup on the horizon next summer, it is thought that the youngster will stay with with his current club to ensure he receives enough game time to make the squad. With the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud also fighting for a place in the French squad, Mbappe can’t take the risk of sitting around on the bench.