Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to reportedly make an eye-watching bid for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe after a ‘source’ claimed that the 18-year-old is interested in working under Arsene Wenger.
- PSG make record-breaking bid after source claims Mbappe prefers Arsenal
- Antero Henrique meets with Mbappe’s father twice – wants him at PSG
- Arsenal likely to be priced out of chase
According to Goal, PSG have made a record-breaking bid of £119m (€135m) for 18-year-old Mbappe in order to prevent him from signing for Arsenal or Real Madrid.
PSG’s new sporting director, Antero Henrique, is the man allegedly responsible for the offer after supposedly meeting up with Mbappe’s father twice.
The rumour comes shortly after a ‘source’ told French outlet, Le Parisien, that the teenager would be interested in working under Arsene Wenger.
“Wenger is a great. If Kylian signs (for) Arsenal tomorrow, it will be for him,” the source allegedly said.
“He knows how to (mould) young (players) and especially the former strikers of the French team, Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka. The Europa League is not an obstacle.”
While the Gunners appear unwilling to go above £100m, Real seem ready to cough up the striker’s asking price of £130m. Therefore, even if PSG have made this massive bid, it may not mean much.
While the France international only has two years left on his contract, the Ligue 1 side are demanding a small fortune in return for the hot-prospect.
It now seems that Arsenal will most likely turn their full attention to signing Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette, while Real continue to make Mbappe first team promises and PSG throw money at Monaco.