Many European clubs want to sign Kylian Mbappé, the start of the season just ended, and Real Madrid are the favourites to get him on board during the summer. However, Los Blancos have many competitors, among them Arsenal, who joined the battle these days by offering up to €142M for the French striker.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mirror, Arsenal prepared £125M to beat Real Madrid in the race for the Monaco star. Arsene Wenger, who knows very well the French market, would like to have Mbappé on board and they’re able to make a huge bid for the striker. Actually, Wenger has already spoken with Mbappé’s agent to convince him about the gunners project.
Wenger signed Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira in his early days at Arsenal. The French manager told Mbappé’s father that his son will enjoy many more minutes at the Emirates Stadium than at Bernabéu. However, Arsenal won’t play the Champions League next season and that might convince Mbappé to not join the London based club.
Arsenal are also in talks with Monaco to sign Thomas Lemar and they are also interested in the French striker Alexander Lacazette, although Atlético Madrid are very close to sign him. Former Real Madrid player Mariano Díaz just joined Olympique Lyonnais, so Lacazette could leave France very soon.
After signing a new deal with Arsenal, Wenger wants to relaunch his new project. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez could leave the club and they need to find some replacement. Lacazzete, Lemar or Mbappé could be their substitutes in the team.
Real Madrid are still waiting for Cristiano Ronaldo to decide about his future. When Florentino Pérez knows if the star wants to stay in the club, he could decide whether to go and sign Mbappé or forget the operation. The Real Madrid president already said that he likes Mbappé and he’s obviously a target for Los Blancos but it’s unclear that the 18-years-old player could have some space in the club.