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Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in their bid to land 3rd signing of the summer with news of Real Madrid’s world record spending.
Madrid have agreed to pay €160m plus another €20m in performance-related bonuses for the 18-year-old striker, according to Marca.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all had interest in the French teenager but it was clear from the beginning of the off-season that, were he to leave Monte Carlo, it would be for Madrid.
Mbappé is known to have made certain demands about playing time but the departure of Alvaro Morata should ease his mind.
Over £100m of the Mbappé fee has been raised in the last week by selling Danilo to Manchester City and Morata to Chelsea.
And reports also suggests that Madrid will be looking to recoup more funds from the potential sale of Karim Benzema to long time suitors Arsenal, with Cristiano Ronaldo set to be Zinedine Zidane’s first choice striker this season.
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