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Arsenal rival Manchester City and Real Madrid with an opening €100m bid for Kylian Mbappé

After Manchester City and Real Madrid, a third team have positioned themselves in the race for Europe’s most wanted young player, Kylian Mbappé – and that is Arsenal.

According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Gunners have made their presence felt in the battle for Mbappé by making an opening offer of €100 million (£87 million) for the prodigious 18-year-old.

Without Champions League football, Arsenal know they have a tough task acquiring Mbappé and are exploring a deal for Lyon goal machine Alexandre Lacazette in the event that they aren’t able to sign the Monaco teen.

City and Real Madrid can offer Champions League football, although both boast a wealth of attacking options already, which could cause Mbappé to hesitate on such a move in the early stages of his career.

Monaco’s stance is that they do not wish to sell Mbappé this summer, but wealthy clubs are making enormous offers and they may have no choice but to sell eventually.

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