Date: 21st June 2017 at 2:38pm
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The bid to lure Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe to Arsenal instead of Real Madrid isn’t one the Gunners feel they can win, as such defeat has been conceded, according to the Daily Mail.

Would Arsenal match the Monaco asking price for Mbappe? Hmm, that’s open for debate as it is but given the fact Real Madrid are, well, Real Madrid and will aim to defend their Champions League title once again – obviously a competition the Gunners couldn’t offer – the Mail’s suggestion a switch to Madrid than North London is more likely isn’t far-fetched.

Interest ‘remains concrete’ in Mbappe, 18, but so too is realism… which will apparently lead to all focus switching to Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal have previously failed in attempted to sign Lacazette, Lyon recently made it clear he wasn’t for sale following the collapse of his proposed switch to Atletico Madrid, but Arsene Wenger will return for the French international in the hope of securing him this summer.

But, given the fact Arsenal had ‘set aside a world-record sum’ in a bid to sign him compatriot Mbappe, Lyon president Michel Aulas is expected to bump up Lacazette’s asking price, which could price the Gunners out of the race for the 26 year old too?

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