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Reports from the Daily Mail claims Arsenal are preparing a club-record £80m raid for AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar.
The 21-year-old contributed 14 goals and 14 assists to Leonardo Jardim’s side, who have struggled to hold on to stars such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva this summer, while Kylian Mbappe continues to be linked with Europe’s elite.
Despite Monaco’s reluctance to part with any more stars, Wenger believes they can reach an agreement for the winger and is set to offload a number of players, perhaps in part to fund such a deal.
However, a substantial bid may test their resolve even if it falls some way short of his £80 million price tag, but if Monaco holds firm, there would probably be better options out there at that kind of price.
Popular Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has revealed a deal will be announced soon as Monaco are waiting to find a possible replacement for outbound Frenchman.