Tottenham clear path for Arsenal to sign top 21-year-old attacker – report
Tottenham Hotspur won't rival Arsenal for the signing of AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to Sky Sports
Tottenham Hotspur won’t rival Arsenal in the race to sign AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to reports in the English media.
Sky Sports is reporting that Spurs aren’t interested in signing the France international in the 2017 summer transfer window despite being previously linked with the Monaco star.
The same article states that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add Everton midfielder Ross Barkley to his squad following their second-placed finish last term.
Arsenal have reportedly made a second offer to sign the 21-year-old attacking midfielder this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad following a disappointing 2016-17 season.
Lemar was instrumental in helping AS Monaco to win the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris Saint-Germain last season.
The French prospect scored nine times and made 10 assists in 34 top-flight games to attract interest from the FA Cup winners.
Tottenham finished in second place and 11 points clear of bitter rivals Arsenal in the Premier League table last term.
Arsenal have only signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac from Schalke 04 in the summer transfer window so far.
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