Reports: Real Target Had Three-Hour Meeting With Wenger
Reports: Real Madrid Target Had Three-Hour Meeting With Arsene Wenger
One of Real Madrid’s transfer targets reportedly had a three-hour meeting with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
According to France Football, the French manager sat down with Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe and his representatives on 14 June after France’s international friendly against England.
The report claims that Wenger used the meeting to try and convince the striker to join him at the north London club this season.
The Ligue 1 champions want around £130 million (R2.2 billion) for their prized asset, a fee which seems a little out of the English side's budget.
The 18-year-old has been linked with a whole host of clubs over the past few weeks, with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Liverpool just being a few.
Wenger has already offered Monaco £87 million (R1.4 billion) for the France international, but that bid was rejected a few weeks ago.
It is said that Mbappe would prefer a move to Real Madrid in the coming future, but for now, he is happy to stay at in France where he is guaranteed to get regular game time.
The young forward made 44 appearances for the Monaco last season and scored 26 goals, while assisting in 14 more in all competitions.
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