Arsenal quoted £130m to land star 18-year-old attacker – report
Arsenal would have to smash the world record transfer fee to land Kylian Mbappe this summer, say reports
Arsenal have been quoted a staggering £130m for Kylian Mbappe by Monaco this summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the French club want a world-record fee for the 18-year-old forward, who has emerged as one of European football’s hottest prospects in recent months.
The same report states that Monaco are “determined” to try and keep Mbappe for at least another season but could be set to face interest from a number of clubs this summer.
The story says that Arsenal’s hopes of signing Mbappe this summer are “fading” and that Real Madrid are now leading the race for the teenager’s signature.
Monaco’s valuation of the player has prompted Arsenal to start to consider other options this summer, according to the same report.
The story says that Arsenal would be much more likely to succeed in signing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer.
Arsenal, who finished fifth and won the FA Cup last term, are said to have made a bid to try and sign Lacazette last summer but failed in their attempts to try and lure the 26-year-old forward to The Emirates.
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