Kylian Mbappe is now the hottest property on the planet, with Arsenal and just about every other big team in Europe are counting their pennies and trying to persuade the 18 year-old to join them. The youngster himself has made it clear that it will be his decision alone as to his next destination and that alone gives Arsenal as much chance as everyone else to win his signature, especially as Wenger admitted that he had visited the teenagers house last summer.
But obviously everyone else is also trying to get in on the game, and according to Marca in France, the Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has personally spoken to Mbappe about moving to Madrid. The problem for the youngster is that he is unlikely to walk into a starting spot with the strikers already at the Bernabeau.
Over in England, the Mirror is saying moneybags PSG have offered a world record £119m for the 18-year-old striker, while Liverpool have apparently had a measly bid of £87.89m rejected by Monaco out of hand.
Despite all these counter-offers it seems that Wenger is still quietly confident of getting him at the Emirates.
The Telegraph is even going so far as to say that Mbappe is quite happy about the idea of moving to Arsenal, and explains succinctly that the Gunners would have to remove quite a few of their current ‘heavy’ squad to make room for the increase in their wage bill. That would surely be true of any club that tries to bring the future superstar to their club.
I am sure that there are other available players around that are being linked with Arsenal, but this morning there is only one player that is on every gossip page…..