Wenger and Gazidis spotted in France amid Mbappe transfer links

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The Gunners manager, and chief executive, have been snapped taking a stroll in Nice as rumours continue to link the club with the Monaco sensation

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been spotted in Nice, along with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, leading to speculation that they are negotiating a deal for Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

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The teenage striker has emerged as one of Europe's brightest talents, with his goals helping lead Monaco to the Ligue 1 title in 2016-17, as well as the Champions League semi-final.

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who have been linked with Mbappe, with the likes of Manchester City, United and Real Madrid all apparently keen admirers.

Goal understands that the Gunners are interested in signing the Monaco star but that no official bid for the 18-year-old had yet been made.

But the sight of Wenger and Gazidis in France is sure to get Arsenal fans excited, with Monaco only around a 30-minute car journey from Nice.

City, for their part, are also in the hunt for the forward, with Goal revealing that the £50 million pursuit of defender Virgil van Dijk could be scrapped if the club manage to strike a deal for Mbappe.

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Mbappe himself has suggested that he is in no rush to make a decision, with playing time his most important consideration as he weighs up his future.

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