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Monaco are determined to hold on to teenage superstar Kylian Mbappe, who is attracting interest from a host of top clubs.
Mbappe is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and Arsenal, all of whom are prepared to break the world record transfer fee to sign the striker.
Monaco have already rejected bids in the region of £100m from all three clubs and they are determined to do everything possible to keep him.
According to French publication Journal du Dimanche via The Metro, Monaco are not prepared to have a change of heart and interested suitors will have to pay more than €130m to sign the striker.
Real Madrid recently tabled a €130m bid for Mbappe but it was swiftly rejected by the French club, who made it known that they want to keep the teenager.
Now any club who intend to convince them to sell the striker will have to spend more than the €130m they recently turned down.
They are also prepared to offer the striker a mouth-watering salary that they believe other clubs will not be willing to match. Mbappe is currently on an €18,000-a-week deal which won’t run out until 2019 and Monaco are set to offer him a new deal worth around €162,000-a-week which will represent a 900% increase on his current deal.
That would put him on par with Radamel Falcao as Monaco’s highest earner and with the player undecided on what to do next and Monaco insisting he isn’t for sale, he might just be tempted to take up the new offer on the table.
This will come as a huge blow to Arsene Wenger who has reportedly become obsessed with signing the striker. It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can pull off what will be the biggest transfer in the world by signing Mbappe. It’s looking increasingly difficult but as a Gooner, I hope it happens.
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