Arsenal told to forget about signing 21-year-old midfielder – report
AS Monaco aren't willing to consider any offers for Thomas Lemar amid interest from Arsenal this summer, according to reports
Arsenal have been told that Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar is not for sale at any price, according to reports in the English media.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the north London side have been told that Lemar won’t be leaving the Ligue 1 champions despite talk of a £30.7m bid from the FA Cup winners.
The same article states that Arsene Wenger had identified Lemar as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is still being linked with a move to Manchester City.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have been long-term admirers of the France international but the Gunners are the first Premier League club to make a concrete offer for the playmaker.
Lemar scored nine goals and made 10 assists in 34 games in Ligue 1 last term, while the inexperienced midfielder found the net on two occasions in the Champions League.
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to finish outside the Champions League places.
The Gunners won 2-1 against Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
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