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Reports making the round claims Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Thomas Lemar who has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirate Stadium this summer.
His impressive performance has also seen him linked with North London rivals Tottenham but reports suggest Arsenal are winning the race for his signature.
Lemar is a player who has risen rapidly to become one of the hottest properties in Europe. Arriving at Monaco in the summer of 2015, the left winger became an integral part of the first-team setup in an instant.
The Sun says a long-term deal of around £90,000-a-week has been agreed between the Gunners and the player’s representatives.
Lemar has another three years left on his current deal and the numbers agreed with the Gunners dwarf his current relatively modest Ligue 1 pay packet.
There have been suggestions Monaco will try to hold on to their player for another year hoping his value will increase.
The French giants are looking for a staggering £80million for the winger they bagged from Caen for just £4m two years ago.
That is way off Arsenal‘s opening bid of £30m which was rejected out of hand by last season’s Champions League semi-finalists and an improved offer of £40m got the same treatment.