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Arsenal make £123.3m bid for Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal have made a £123.3m bid for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spanish press.

Interest in young French attacker Mbappe has been bigger than ever this summer after he broke on to the scene last season with club side Monaco, helping them to a Ligue 1 title and to the Champions League semi-final.

26 goals in 44 games last term has seen the likes of Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain and Madrid show interest, with the latter being ever keen on bringing him to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A deal was talked about in Spanish and French media, but it is now coming to the forefront – that Madrid officials have told the youngster’s representatives that he should remain in Monaco.

And, that decision now seems to have seen them on the verge of missing out on the youngster as Arsenal have lodged an official bid.

Arsene Wenger is keen to add Mbappe to his attacking options which already feature French duo Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette, of whom the latter arrived from Ligue 1 side Lyon two weeks ago.

PSG’s interest seems to have softened in recent weeks, leaving the Gunners in pole position to complete a move.

It is not yet understood what figure Monaco are hoping to receive for the French international.

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