Arsene Wenger and Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis have been spotted in Nice just 13miles from Monaco.
The Gunners had a club record £87million bid for Kylian Mbappe rejected just last week.
Now it would appear the Arsenal boss, 67, has jetted off to the French Riviera in order to work out a deal for the sought-after star.
Wenger recently put pen to paper on a controversial new two-year deal, making the bid for Mbappe his No1 priority.
As the trail went somewhat cold over the weekend, it would seem Wenger isn’t willing to concede defeat in his quest to land the French teenager.
One Twitter user spotted the Gunners chief in Nice, tweeting an image captioned: “So Arsene Wenger is behind me at dinner.
“Not sure if I should mention the new contract. #Arsenal #Nice #LaMeridien”
And Wenger was spotted again, this time with Gazidis, as another social media user posted a snap captioned: “Wenger and Gazidis spotted in Nice yesterday. Mbappe??”
Arsenal are now the third club to have launched a monstrous offer for Mbappe who played a huge role in leading Monaco to the Ligue 1 title.
Real Madrid saw a world-record £105m bid snubbed – while a further unnamed team were unsuccessful in their quest to land the ‘next Thierry Henry’.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are all keen to land Mbappe, with Arsenal considered outsiders.
Wenger is notoriously frugal in the transfer market, but has promised to spend big this summer in a bid to boost his squad, after being rewarded with a new two-year contract.
However, it is also possible Wenger is out on the south coast of France looking at another Monaco star… Thomas Lemar.
Arsenal are locked in a battle with north London rivals Tottenham to sign the midfielder – and could be hoping a personal visit seals the deal.
Lemar has still yet to agree a new deal with the French champions, and although he is under contract until 2020, he is said to be tempted by a move to the Premier League.
Arsenal’s record of developing young French talent in the past could help swing the balance in their favour should Lemar leave.