Real back down on Mbappe

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Arsenal have made a £123.3m bid to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, according to reports in Spain.

Ahead of a busy pre-season schedule, Mbappe and co took the time to meet fans and sign merchandise this week outside Monaco's Swiss Alps training base.

The French striker enjoyed a phenomenal 2016/17 campaign as he helped Monaco to win the Ligue 1 title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, scoring 26 goals across all competitions.

The Express are citing a report from Marca earlier this week that claimed Arsenal have tabled a sensational offer worth £123m after the boss reportedly held a three-hour meeting with Mbappe and his representatives.

In fact, as reported by Metro, the 18-year old has all but confirmed this himself by admitting that he is does not know if he will stay with the Ligue 1 outfit. Zinedine Zidane's Real side, however, are unwilling to pay him more than €7m per season, as they do not want to disturb the dressing room politics in Madrid, with Cristiano Ronaldo no doubt keeping a close eye on proceedings, and his own place in the pecking order.

Arsenal have already had a €100 million (£88m) offer for the France global rejected this summer and it's understood that Wenger has instead prioritised a move for his Monaco team-mate Thomas Lemar. It's claimed Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev is determined to ensure PSG will not be the youngster's next destination.

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