Manager Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal could be priced out of a move for France international forward Kylian Mbappe, according to SFR Sport (via the Daily Mail).
The Premier League side, who narrowly defeated defending league champions Leicester City 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, have been linked with a summer move for the AS Monaco forward.
The 18-year-old, who has two senior international caps for his country, has scored 23 goals and provided 11 assists in 37 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit so far this season.
Mbappe, who netted twice against Manchester City to help knock the English outfit out of the UEFA Champions League last-16 stage earlier this year, is a target for Gunners boss Wenger, though the Frenchman admits the youngster’s £100m price tag could prevent any potential deal materialising.
He said, “Of course [we’re targeting Mbappe].
“It would be hypocritical and a lie to say we’re not following him.
“But he’s perhaps already in the category of clubs who perhaps have more financial potential than us.”