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Arsenal have reportedly been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Thomas Lemar after reports that the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich considering to make a bid for the attacker in January.
The Gunners made have three offers for Lemar during the summer, including a £92m deadline-day bid. Despite Monaco accepting the offer, it was claimed that Lemar turned down a move to the north London club
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was also interested in him as they were searching potential replacements for Phillipe Coutinho, but the Merseyside club were able to hold off Barcelona’s advances.
Now the German club have emerged as favourites to sign the 21-year-old in the New Year with TEAMtalk claiming that Bayern are considering making a move for him.
Arsene Wenger recently admitted it is “possible” the club could offload both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the winter window. Allowing the duo to leave would leave the club short in the forward areas. Many now see it as imperative the North Londoners beat Bayern to the punch.
Thomas Lemar signed Monaco in summer of 2015 from Ligue 1 side Caen for a £3.4m transfer fee. The 21-year-old France international has played in 95 games so far as he scored 19 goals and collected 24 assists for the club. He won the League 1 title with Monaco last season.