Arsenal and Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, who became the youngest player to score for the Ligue 1 club. Manchester United are also keeping a close eye on the forward as they look to unearth yet another talent in the same mould as Anthony Martial.
The Daily Mail reports that the youngster is yet to sign a professional contract with the club and may leave for a fee much lower than his worth. Monaco are trying to tie him down to a contract but his representatives are looking for lucrative deals in the Premier League, should he decide to make the move to England.
The youngster has trumped Thierry Henry, who was previously the youngest player to score for the French club and Arsene Wenger is desperate to get his hands on the Frenchman after missing out on Martial. The Gunners boss had revealed that he was keeping tabs on the United man but was unable to match the fee afforded by United and had to let him pass.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp is also looking to stock up on youngsters in a bid to secure Liverpool's long-term future. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is known for his ability to groom young blood and has already given opportunities to a lot of academy kids in the FA Cup, primarily against Exeter City, which went to a replay. However, they were unable to hold their own in the tournament, bowing out to West Ham in the fourth round.
The Gunners have also used the FA Cup to give the likes of Alex Iwobi a run out, with the Arsenal youth making full use of the opportunities afforded to him. Iwobi put in a brilliant performance against Sunderland and Burnley to take the Gunners to the fifth round, where they were held by Hull City at the Emirates. The north London club will now travel to the KC Stadium for a replay, where the winner will play Watford at home in the quarter-finals.