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Arsenal are reportedly confident of pulling off a deal for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
Arsene Wenger launched a £92million bid for Lemar on deadline day after originally accepting Manchester City’s £60m bid for Alexis Sanchez.
However, the Gunners pulled the plug on the move, as Wenger realised he didn’t have enough time to find a replacement for the Chilean.
And according to the Daily Star, Arsenal will go after Lemar again when the window reopens in January.
The report claims a five-year deal has been agreed in principle.
Along with that, the Star claims the 21-year-old would earn £250,000 a week.
The report also suggests Wenger isn’t giving up on getting Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season, to sign a new deal.
It is suggested the Gunners may be forced to accept a bid as little as £30m for the attacker.
Wenger meanwhile, hit back at suggestions earlier today that Lemar didn’t want to join Arsenal.
“He’s decided to stay in Monaco and you have to respect that.”