Not Mbappe: Arsenal closed to signing £124m-rated Champions League finalist

Arsene Wenger obviously wants more signings at Arsenal but outrageous transfer fees in the market seem to be putting him off.

The Gunners boss is keen on revamping his squad this summer, especially the final third and after signing Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record fee from Lyon, Wenger has been unable to add more options upfront.

And with the uncertainty around the future of Alexis Sanchez, Wenger is keen to find a partner for Lacazette.

In the light of that, Wenger is said to have approached Juventus for the signing of Paulo Dybala but, the Guardian, claims the players £124 million tag by the Italian champions has seemingly put off Arsenal and their search for a forward continues.

Sanchez wants to move to a Club that plays in the Champions League club but Wenger is determined to keep the Chilean international at the Emirates beyond this summer.

“The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell”, said Wenger from their pre-season tour of China.

Wenger has also expressed interest in signing Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar from Monaco. He made a failed attempt to sign Mbappe last summer and has been put off again by the French champions’ demand of £100 million for the 18-year-old, while they are also holding out for £80 million for Lemar.

With the crazy transfer fee flooding the market, keeping hold of Sanchez may be Arsenal’s last resolve, though they may lose him for free next season.