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Thomas Lemar has turned down an offer of a bumper new Monaco contract in order to secure a Premier League move in the summer, claims French outlet L’Equipe, viaThe Daily Mail.
Liverpool and Arsenal have both been chasing Lemar’s signature since the end of last season but Monaco have so far been successful in resisting their attempts to prise the winger to England.
Lemar turned down the chance to join Arsenal last summer, as it is believed the France international would rather play for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and they have been given a boost in their pursuit of his signature.
Monaco are understandably keen to retain the services of one of their best players but the 22-year-old has rejected their offer of a new long-term deal, indicating he would like to leave at the end of the season.