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Arsenal face Real fight to sign Monaco youngster

Arsenal face Real fight to sign Monaco youngster

Real Madrid join chase for the new Henry

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Premier League side Arsenal will have a tough task of luring Monaco's Kylian Mbappe amid interest from Real Madrid.

The European champions have recently joined the pursuit of the teenage forward following his impressive showing for the Principality outfit this season.

Mbappe, dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry' is said to be valued at around £47m, and this sum is well within the range of Los Blancos, who are on the search for a quality goal-scorer.

Arsene Wenger's side are said on the lookout for the next big thing from France, but it appears that Los Blancos' pursuit could put them off unless they offer a regular starting role to Mbappe.

The 18-year-old, who turned down a move to north London last summer, has contributed 13 goals and six assists in all competitions for Monaco this term.

He recently showcased his excellent pace upfront as he got on the scoresheet in his side's 5-3 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League, Round of 16, first-leg.