Arsenal are reportedly ready to launch a mammoth £125million bid to beat Real Madrid to Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the France star and is ready to use his connections in his homeland to persuade the 18-year-old to chose England over Spain, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Wenger is already believed to have spoken to Mbappe’s father Wilfried, during which time he told Mbappe senior that his son would have more chance of being a first-team regular at the Emirates and that he could be starved of football at Real.
The arrival of one of the world’s finest young talents would certainly put Wenger back in the good books of some Arsenal fans who have lost faith in the Gunners boss.
Arsenal also remain interested in Alexandre Lacazette but are struggling to agree a fee with Lyon for the player.
Mbappe, meanwhile, has fuelled speculation that he will be leaving Monaco after removing the club from his official Twitter bio.
Manchester City and Liverpool are also in the running for the striker, but it is thought that the Reds are not prepared to pay the lofty transfer fee being mooted.