Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to land France international starlet Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to the Mirror.
The Premier League side, who have slipped down to sixth place in the English top-flight table following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at The Hawthorns to West Brom, are thought to be closely monitoring the AS Monaco forward ahead of the forthcoming summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old, who has been called up to France’s senior squad for the first time in his career this month, has scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 leaders.
Mbappe, who scored home and away during Monaco’s elimination of Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League, is also said to be interesting Premier League rivals Manchester United ahead of the 2016-17 term.
The report suggests Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is set to stay at the Emirates Stadium beyond this summer, is a huge admirer of the fellow Frenchman and has identified him as a potential transfer target, with the Arsenal manager set to be handed a £100m budget ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.