Jose Mourinho is ready to launch a sensational bid for Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe to beat Real Madrid and Arsenal to his signature.
Spanish outlet Don Balon report the Manchester United boss is keen to strengthen his attack this summer. 18-year-old Mbappe has been compared to arsenal legend Thierry Henry many times with his hunger for goals has seen him netting 17 times in all competitions this season.
The Monaco teenager was once again on target as the French outfit knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League earlier this week.
The latest reports also suggest Mbappe has been tagged as United’s leading target now ahead of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
But United face competition, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has already made it his priority to secure the wonderkid’s signature and is ready to break the bank for the forward. Not to mention, Arsenal are also in the hunt as Wenger revealed earlier this week.
The Red Devils have a history of doing business with Monaco after signing Radamel Falcao on loan and Anthony Martial permanently in recent seasons.
Mourinho has made attacking reinforcements a priority this summer with the futures of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic not certain and Mbappe may become the ideal signing for the Red Devils as they look to further strengthen their attack.
However, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has said they are hoping to fend off any interest for Mbappe.
“Our intention is to keep Mbappe. He is a product of our youth academy. He is our DNA. I am very proud.” Vasilyev told RTL.