Arsenal fans are not getting too excited about the rumours surrounding their reported interest in Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.
French publication L’Equipe has claimed that the North London outfit, who failed to quality for next season’s Champions League, have tabled a staggering €100m (£87m) for the teenage attacker.
The 18-year-old Frenchman is believed to have attracted the attention of numerous big-name clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Mbappe scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, including six in the Champions League as he helped the team reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
There is expected to be a scramble for his signature, and L’Equipe claims that Arsenal have made the first move with a bid close to the world-record figure of £89m that Manchester United paid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last summer.
The French newspaper adds that Mbappe is not Arsenal’s only attacking target, with Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette once again on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
Supporters have been giving their thoughts on the Mbappe speculation on Twitter, with many not hopeful that the club will get a deal done.
— Romz Maestro (@romzmaestro) June 1, 2017
Not even getting my hopes up about Mbappe. Never gonna happen #AFC
— Ollie (@OllieVale93) June 1, 2017
— Frederico Everett (@feverett4) June 1, 2017
— Adam Cunliffe (@woefulgunner) June 1, 2017
If wenger convinces mbappe to play in Europa league then give him a contract for 20 years. #afc don't think it will happen thou
— AS7 (@Arafa88) June 1, 2017
We can't/wont offer Alexis and Őzil £250,000 a week and yet some of you think we bid €100m for Mbappe ???? #afc
— Ben Draper (@BenDraper87) June 1, 2017
— Josh Cunnington (@Josh_Cunnington) June 1, 2017
Mbappe would/should jump at the chance to continue developing where his idol played, and under the same manager that moulded that idol. #afc
— Grease (@vin20055) June 1, 2017
If we've legit bid €100m for Mbappe then surely that means 1 of Alexis or Ozil is off? In dreamland if we get all 3 in the same team. #AFC
— Jon (@Ormey88) June 1, 2017
I still think it's very difficult for Arsenal to sign Mbappe.. Have a feeling that we will go all in for Lemar/Lemina and Lacazette. #AFC
— JP Al Khoury (@JPKh17) June 1, 2017
The only good thing about the Mbappe Bid is Wenger usually talks 2 hours to the player in his Language before he Bids #AFC
— The Arsenal (@KYEkye45) June 1, 2017
Fair enough the Mbappe rumour seems unrealistic but Pires said earlier in the season that he thinks AFC will sign Mbappe so who knows! #AFC
— Everything Arsenal (@AFCfootball8) June 1, 2017