Real Madrid will either attempt to sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer or after the 2018 World Cup.

  • Madrid looks Mbappe’s most likely destination
  • They’ve been trying to sign him since he was 14
  • Arsenal’s hopes are diminishing

According to Marca, Madrid are confident they will sign Mbappe either this summer or after next summer’s World Cup. He’s scored 26 goals in all competitions for Monaco and could be a regular in the France first-team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The timing of the move could depend on the sale of Alvaro Morata to Manchester United. A move this summer will be more likely if the Morata transfer goes ahead.

Mbappe admitted that the Spanish club have been trying to sign him since he was 14-years-old, but stressed that he will take his time to examine his options.

“We’re going to go away with the family and we’ll think about what’s going to happen,” he said, reports the Independent.

“We have to sort it out, see what happens with the club too, because I’m under contract with a club, I’m not free. We’ll see what’s happening.”

Arsenal have been showing a lot of interest and even made a bid for him, but a lack of Champions League football at the Emirates next season looks set to cause irreparable damage to their chances.

Mbappe recently commented on his obsession with the Champions League and his desire to win it, and no team has been more prolific in Europe than Real Madrid.