It has not been just Arsenal that has been linked with a summer transfer swoop from the young French sensation, although I bet there have been more Arsenal transfer rumours about Kylian Mbappe than we care to remember. And while it was always going to be tough to get him at least the chance is still there.
The latest comments from Arsene Wenger made it clear that he thought that nobody would be signing the 18-year old this summer and that he would spend another season with his current club AS Monaco. There are a number of obstacles to overcome with Mbappe and not just the mega money it would take for Monaco to sell.
Real Madrid were thought to be favourites but their strong competition for places in attack meant that the young player was put off as he feels that he must play and none of his suitors seemed able to offer the complete package, until now that is.
According to a Daily Mail report the other Spanish giants Barcelona could be about to enter the fray, using the money they receive from the reported sale of Neymar to PSG for almost £200 million.
If they do sell the Brazilian then his place will be available for Mbappe as well and that could well be that for any lingering hopes Wenger had of bringing him to Arsenal.