Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Arsène Wenger these days.
Following a rather lacklustre win against a reinvigorated Hull City and a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich, the French manager could also miss out on a transfer target he has openly discussed recently: Kylian Mbappe.
Revealing he is following the 18-year-old’s progress with interest, the Arsenal manager might struggle to bring him in if Le10 Sport are to be believed.
The website reveal as an exclusive on Thursday they have been made aware of the Ligue 1 club’s plans for the young prodigy, and it unsurprisingly involves him staying for a while longer and building the team around him.
With teams such as Arsenal, Barcelona and Tottenham all reported to be tracking the player, Monaco are keen to see him lead the line next season, even if it means getting rid of Radamel Falcao, who has received many offers from China in the past.
Currently contracted until 2019, the principality club are keen to lengthen his stay, and negotiations regarding a new contract are already said to be underway.
It seems that Monaco would be prepared to see other important players like Thomas Lemar and Bernardo Silva leave this summer ahead of their young starlet, and following his 11 goals in 23 appearances this season, you can hardly blame them.