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Reports reaching us from France claims Monaco have no plans to sell Thomas Lemar to Arsenal this summer.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the French winger this summer and have already seen two bids rejected with Arsenal planning to table a £45m bid to get the deal done.
Arsene Wenger is keen on a deal for the Frenchman having finished in the fifth position last season, their lowest league finish since Arsene Wenger took over as manager of the club two decades ago and that anomaly has prompted the Frenchman to delve into the transfer market and splash the cash, something the fans had hitherto accused him of not doing enough.
Thomas Lemar was snapped up for just £3.5 million from Caen in 2015 with just one goal in 32 appearances for the lowly Ligue 1 side and has proven to be a fantastic investment for Monaco, who have built their recent success on getting young talents on the cheap and guiding them as they blossom into world beaters (something that used to be Arsene Wenger’s forte).
He is currently valued at around £45m by Monaco, who are trying to take advantage of Arsenal’s desperation and get the most they can for him, however, even at that price, he is still going to be a bargain buy if you put into consideration his age and the current inflation in the transfer market. There is also the potential he possesses and if he fulfils it then it will definitely be a ‘steal’ for Arsenal.