Deal Done: Arsenal target Agree to Sign Mega Deal, to Earn £200k-a-week

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Real Madrid have reached an “agreement in principle” to pay Monaco up to €180m (£161m) for Kylian Mbappé, according to reports in the Spanish capital.

Arsenal target, Mbappé, would be expected to sign a six-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu where he would earn nearly £200k per week after tax.

The Gunners were reported to be among the front runners for the 18-year-old’s signature, but Madrid have seen off competition from everyone with a gargantuan bid for the young striker.

Monaco had been holding out for €190m and had threatened to report Mbappé’s suitors to Fifa for unauthorised contact with the player.

But Real Madrid sat down with the Ligue 1 champions last week and began negotiations over a price as Florentino Perez continues to buy up the best young talent in Europe.

Should the deal be completed, Monaco will have made an unprecedented £300m in transfer fees this summer.

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