Wenger admits Mbappe already out of Arsenal's financial reach

ShareClose Comments
The Monaco sensation has attracted interest from some of the world's biggest clubs, but the Gunners will not be pursuing him

Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal have little chance of signing Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, as he feels the Gunners would struggle to compete with the spending power of Europe's elite.

The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the biggest talents around in the game and clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest in the attacker following his impressive performances in 2016-17.

'Kim Jong-Un is a big Serie A fan'

Arsenal are also keeping a close eye on the youngster's situation, but Wenger thinks Mbappe might already be too expensive for them.

"Of course, we are following Mbappe," Wenger told SFR Sport.

"It would be hypocritical and a lie to say we are not following him.

"But he is already in the category of clubs who perhaps have more options than we have financially."

Mbappe's contract with Monaco runs until June 2019 and the Ligue 1 leaders have allegedly set a price tag in excess of €100 million for the France international.

Next article:
Arsenal to be made to wait for Rodgers, with Hartson expecting one more year at Celtic
Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid to offer record deal for Alisson
Next article:
'Salah in Ballon d'Or contention could be terrible for Liverpool' - Aldridge fears Real Madrid raid
Next article:
Former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison confirms plans to play for Jamaica
Next article:
McTominay saw Scottish heritage doubted as he was '6ft 4in, passed well and played for Man Utd'