Arsene Wenger has not given up hope of signing in-demand Kylian Mbappe despite competition from Real Madrid.
The Mirror report that Le Professeur has spoken to the 18-year-old’s father Wilfried with a view to convincing the starlet to join Arsenal.
The Gunners are not favourites to land the teenager, but that could change as they prepare an eye-watering world record bid of £125million.
Monaco have already lost Bernardo Silva to Manchester City and risk seeing their title-winning team being picked apart this summer.
The striker’s main concern is that he gets regular first team football next season, which is an obvious concern about him moving to Madrid.
That is what Wenger has told his father, and he promised his compatriot that he would make Mbappe first choice at the Emirates.
Mbappe helped the principality club to a surprise triumph in Ligue 1, scoring 15 league goals.
His Monaco team-mate, Thomas Lemar, is also on Arsenal’s radar, as is Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.