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According to a report in the Mirror today, Arsenal are still locked in talks with Monaco over a potential £50m deal to sign winger Thomas Lemar this summer.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed he’s still on the market for more signings after only bringing in left-back Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette so far.
A new attacker looks to be his priority and Lemar has been strongly linked with a move in the media in recent weeks but Monaco have proven extremely difficult to deal with.
We’ve reportedly seen several offers knocked back by the Ligue 1 champions as they desperately try to hang on to the remainder of their title-winning team after letting a number of players go this summer.
The speculation has died down a little recently after Monaco insisted Lemar wouldn’t be sold but the Mirror are citing a report from Sky Sports that claims Arsenal are still in negotiations with the French outfit.
The paper says that Monaco are demanding £50m for the 21-year-old’s signature and Arsenal hope to have a deal wrapped-up before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.
I’ve seen rumours suggesting that Monaco weren’t willing to sell Lemar until they had secured a replacement and they’ve just snapped-up winger Rachid Ghezzal on a free transfer so things could start to move over the coming days.