Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe is more likely to stay in Ligue 1 than join the Gunners or Real Madrid.


Mbappe enjoyed a brilliant breakout season during Monaco's title-winning campaign of 2017-18, scoring 15 goals and contributing eight assists in 29 Ligue 1 appearances as Leonardo Jardim's side beat PSG and Nice to France's top division.

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The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to both the Emirates and the Bernabeu but Wenger believes the £100m-rated starlet is unlikely to leave this summer, with the Arsenal boss insisting his club has not made a bid for the youngster.


“People have a big imagination,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, as quoted by ​the Independent.


“What we know now is that Mbappe is over £100m and after that it’s free to imagine what you want.

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“But we have not made any offer. I think he will stay, it looks like that. One more season. Maybe he has too much choice. In the end, people don’t move."


Arsenal have already secured former Schalke full-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer and ex-Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for £46.5m but it seems unlikely that they will move for Monaco striker Mbappe, who is being heavily coveted by Europe's top clubs.


The Gunners are looking to improve upon their 2016-17 season, when they finished fifth, failing to qualify for the Champions League and won the FA Cup, beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final.

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