Arsenal line up world-record transfer bid for 18-year-old starlet – report

Arsenal are ready to make a fresh bid to try and sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, according to reports

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Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe Photo: Kylian Mbappe / Instagram

Arsenal are set to make a fresh attempt to sign Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to reports in France.

French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by the Sun, is claiming that the north London side are determined to make the 18-year-old their second signing of the summer.

The report claims that Arsenal are ready to make an offer of more than £100m and also include striker Olivier Giroud as part of the deal.

It is also claimed that Arsenal are facing stiff competition from Real Madrid for the signature of the 18-year-old, with the Spanish side said to have already tabled a £118m bid for Mbappe.

Mbappe has emerged as one of European football’s hottest young talents and has been linked with a big-money move away from Monaco this summer.

The teenager scored 15 goals and made eight assists in 29 Ligue 1 games for Monaco last season as they won the French title.

Mbappe also helped Monaco reach the Champions League semi-finals before they were knocked out by Juventus in the last four.

Arsenal are thought to be keen on bolstering their attacking options this summer but have only so far announced the signing of left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer.

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