A French agent has suggested that that only four clubs could afford to sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe has emerged as one of the most coveted talents in world football after a remarkable campaign with Monaco.
The 18-year-old has scored 23 goals in 37 games in his first full season with the club, including five goals in seven Champions League games.
A number of Europe’s elite are monitoring the striker’s progress, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all having been linked.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also admitted on Wednesday that the club were interested in the French international, but that Gunners could be priced out of a deal.
Pascal Boisseau, a French agent and reported representative of Mbappe, suggested that Wenger’s comments might not be far off the mark.
“There are only four clubs in the world that can afford him today: Barca [Barcelona], Real [Madrid], [Manchester] City and United,” he told L’Equipe.
He added: “Leaving this summer would be the worst thing that could happen to him. It’s not a good year.
“Today he is flying, there is not a young man of his level. But, even if he is less good next season, Monaco will have offers at €100m (£85m) also.”