THE speculation surrounding the future of Kylian Mbappe at Monaco continues, after reportedly saying, “I do not know if i will stay.”
The 18-year-old prospect has attracted interest from a number of Europe’s biggest clubs, but Monaco could be set to offer him a new £100,000-per-week contract.
When questioned by MARCA about his future with the French club, the youngster replied: “I do not know if I’m staying in Monaco.”
The France international is taking part with Monaco’s pre-season training, but he is still undecided whether he will play the upcoming campaign in Ligue 1.
Following a training session, the striker signed autographs for the kids, but refused to answer any questions relating to Real Madrid.
Despite already signing Alexandre Lacazette, the Gunners are desperate to sign Mbappe.
According to France Football, Arsene Wenger could be willing to fork out £130million for the Frenchman’s signature.
The Arsenal boss held a three-hour meeting with the youngster last month to discuss his future.
Arsenal will not be alone in their quest to secure the Monaco ace – Real Madrid, Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea also in the running.
Paris Saint-Germain are willing to spend big in order to land Mbappe and have been in discussion with the youngster to persuade him into a transfer to Unai Emery’s side.
Mbappe has demanded first-team football if he does move, which is the issue that is halting a potential move to Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane is unable to promise that the striker will instantly cement a regular role within his side.
Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter told Sky Sports that Pep Guardiola has been in contact with Mbappe in a bid to bring him to the Premier League.
The Manchester City boss claimed that the Etihad is the best place for Mbappe’s professional progression.
Mbappe came to the world’s attention after scoring goals in each of his first four Champions League games.
His input helped Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years – scoring 15 league goals through the campaign.