£50m bid accepted: Monaco accept Arsenal bid for Lemar, replacement signed

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Thomas Lemar is keen to join Arsenal and Monaco could be signing a potential replacement before the end of the window, according to reports.

The Gunners have had three bids for the 21-year-old rejected by the French champions, the most recent being an offer of £50 million.

L’Equipe claim that the midfielder wants a move to Arsene Wenger’s side this summer and a deal is not yet off the table as Monaco are looking at bolstering their options on the flanks.

The club are in talks with Rachid Ghezzal, who is available on a free transfer after being released by Lyon at the end of last season.

Ghezzal’s arrival could pave the way for Lemar’s transfer to Arsenal, but Monaco face competition for the Algerian winger from AC Milan and Nice.

Last week, Wenger insisted that Arsenal are still active in the transfer market having already signed Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac and did not rule out the possibility of a third marquee signing.




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