Wenger admits interest in Mbappe acquisition

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is interested in completing a deal for one of European football’s most coveted players at the moment.

The Gunners have once again been strongly linked with moves for a host of players ahead of the summer transfer window.

But the name which stands out the most is Kylian Mbappe, a young striker who has caught the attention of several big clubs after scoring more than 20 goals for AS Monaco this season.

Emerging reports are suggesting that Arsenal have moved into the race to sign the French goalscorer this summer.

And according to Wenger, the club is indeed eying a move for the highly-rated teenager even though his astronomical price tag of $129 million could be a stumbling block.

“Of course [we’re targeting Mbappe],” Wenger told SFR Sport, as quoted by IBT

“It would be hypocritical and a lie to say we’re not following him.”

“But he’s perhaps already in the category of clubs who perhaps have more financial potential than us,” the French coach added.”

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