Paris Saint-Germain have made their move as they have reportedly bid a staggering £119m for the services of Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old was in sparkling form last season, scoring 26 goals and providing 14 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions.
In turn, he has firmly established himself as the most exciting young prospect in Europe, and that as a result has led to significant interest from elsewhere.
According to Goal, PSG are plotting a world-record transfer fee of £119m to prise him away from Monaco, and it’s difficult to see how the Ligue 1 champions can turn such an offer down even if they are desperate to keep hold of their most talented young star.
There are of course drawbacks with that still as they won’t want to sell to their direct rivals, and so Arsenal still have the advantage in that sense if they are capable of launching their own major bid.
As per Football.london, it’s claimed that Arsene Wenger is growing in confidence about his ability to see Mbappe move to Arsenal, while Arsenal will make an offer that surprisingly exceeds the one put on the table by PSG.
Given his usual limitations on spending, it would be a huge surprise to see Wenger splash out £100m+ on Mbappe this summer. However, the French international is a special talent, one that probably comes around very rarely, and if these reports are true, Wenger knows that and is ready to do whatever it takes to ensure he moves to north London this summer.
From what we’ve seen of him on the pitch thus far, Mbappe has all the makings of a top-class player, now it just remains to be seen whether or not the appeal of having a crucial role at Arsenal and playing in the Premier League appeals to him most.