Club responds to major Arsenal offer for signing of striker
Arsenal appear to have received their first rejection in the transfer market this summer following an astronomical offer.
The Gunners are seemingly preparing for a busy transfer window ahead of the 2017/18 season which will be without Champions League football.
Arsene Wenger reportedly made an audacious attempt to secure the signing of highly-rated AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbapppe this week.
However, according to the Telegraph, Arsenal’s offer of €100million (£87million) has now been rejected by the French club.
Wenger recently revealed that he began his pursuit of the 18-year-old last summer after personally meeting up with the youngster.
“The player would tell you that I was at his home last year to try to get him here because he was at the end of [his] contract, but Monaco managed to keep him and the decision was very, very tight,” Wenger said.
“But I could understand it as well because he was educated there and at the end decided to stay there.”
Arsenal are believed to be the third club who have now had a bid for Mbappe turned down by AS Monaco.