Skysports latest on Thomas Lemar to Arsenal – Monaco makes confirmation

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In fact, according to L’Equipe, Arsenal have launched a third bid for Lemar and this time the fee stands at €50 million. However, Monaco are refusing to budge and have sent the Gunners packing yet again.

L’Equipe: Monaco turn down third Arsenal offer for Thomas Lemar. €50m (£44.7m). “Departure does not seem completely excluded”

It’s not all a doomed mission, however, as this latest approach has said to have “moved some lines” with Monaco owner Vadim Vasilyev. Lemar is also believed to be coming round to the idea of an exit with his teammates fleeing around him.

Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy have all departed with Lemar also deeming an Mbappe exit to be “inevitable.” As a result, the 21-year-old has growing concerns as to just how competitive Monaco will prove next year.

The ball is firmly in Arsenal’s court; a fourth bid is expected to be tabled in the next week. For Wenger’s sake, he’ll be hoping that what will likely prove the club’s final attempt will finally bag him his man.

Yet if Lemar is unveiled in an Arsenal shirt, it would no doubt be bitter-sweet. It’s hard to ignore this transfer saga’s intimate relationship with the future of Alexis Sanchez.

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