Arsenal are reportedly preparing a world-record £125m raid on AS Monaco for France international starlet Kylian Mbappe.
If the deal is successful, it would surpass the current world-record transfer fee of £89m following Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United last year.
Mirror reported late Sunday that Arsenal boss Wenger will use his French connections to persuade the 18-year-old to choose the Emirates over Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The media outfit said Wenger has spoken to Mbappe’s father Wilfried who has been a huge influence in his son’s career.
The 18-year-old, who has four international caps for his country, scored 27 goals and provided 17 assists in 59 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions last season.
Mbappe is the hottest prospect in European football after a remarkable campaign under Leonardo Jardim.