Confirmed: Kylian Mbappe begins talks after Lacazette medical with Arsenal

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Kylian Mbappe is still refraining from committing his future to Monaco and has been meeting suitors amid interest from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal.

The 18-year-old is one of the most in-demand players in world football after a sensational breakout campaign last season, and has been busily hearing out offers all summer long.

And now L’Equipe report that the teenager and his father – who is the closest thing to an agent Mbappe has – had sit-down talks with PSG over a move in the past few days.

The meeting ‘went very well’ according to the French publication, with sporting director Antero Henrique and president Nasser al-Khelaifi – who were both present – reassuring Mbappe over a number of issues.

The forward had been worried about the need for tactical changes from manager Unai Emery and how many minutes he would receive with Edinson Cavani also in the side.

But PSG have alleviated those concerns and told Mbappe that he will be their new main man – a promise Arsene Wenger had believed only Arsenal could make.

The Parisians are desperate to reclaim their Ligue 1 crown and have made signing a French superstar to be the face of the club a priority this summer.

Interestingly, Mbappe stressed the importance of PSG signing his Monaco team-mate Fabinho and wants to play alongside him next season – even if they are no longer at the Stade Louis II.

PSG already have long-standing interest in the defender-cum-midfielder, but their offer of €45 million (£39.5) was rejected by Monaco.

The French champions are determined not to allow two of their star players to join a domestic rival, meaning PSG would need to make an astronomical offer to force their hand.

Nevertheless, after their most recent talks, PSG are now optimistic about their chances of luring Mbappe to the capital despite fierce competition.

 

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