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Report: Arsenal lodges $113 million bid for Mbappe


during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Juventus and AS Monaco at Juventus Stadium on May 9, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

Richard Heathcote

Arsenal may not win the race to sign Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, but it’s going to make sure its competition pays through the nose for the talented striker.

Mbappe, who’s been widely compared to Gunners legend Thierry Henry, is reportedly being pursued by Manchester City and Real Madrid in addition to Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger has fired the first shot.

According to L’Equipe, Arsenal has made a bid of approximately $113 million for the 18-year-old, who won’t hit 19 until Dec. 20.

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Mbappe piled up 26 goals and 14 assists this season, six of those in nine UEFA Champions League appearances (all six came in the knockout rounds).

The player has said he’s not afraid to leave Monaco. Will he join Henry and Wenger as joining Arsenal once removed from the Ligue 1 outfit?

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