Kylian Mbappe is almost certainly going to be one of those top players that Arsenal nearly signed.
However, reports like these will give Arsenal fans some hope that they can still mix it with the big boys.
It is claimed that Mbappe and Wenger met on June 14 after France and England’s international friendly in Paris.
Real Madrid are also interested but Wenger believes he can offer the youngster the football he needs to progress into a world-class player.
However, Arsenal will need to dig deep after already seeing an £87million bid rejected.
The report adds the Gunners may have to shell out a world-record £130m for Mbappe’s signature instead.
And there are further complications, with the player himself preferring a move to Real.
Aside from Lacazette, left-back Sead Kolasinac is the only other arrival in north London.
But Arsenal are edging close to Mbappe’s Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar and also fancy Toulouse’s highly-rated young goalkeeper Alban Lafont.
However, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are yet to agree new contracts as they enter the final year of their respective deals.
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