According to L’Equipe, Arsenal have tabled a second offer, in excess of €30 million, for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
The 21-year-old France international has been linked with a host of clubs, including Atletico Madrid, following a storming season that saw him help Monaco to the Ligue 1 title and Champions League semi-finals.
While the attacking midfielder, who can also operate on the left wing, garnered fewer headlines than teammates Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy, his statistics make for impressive reading. In all competitions he made 55 appearances, netting 14 goals and making 17 assists.
It’s suggested that the Gunners have been tracking Lemar since his days at Caen and that the boss is determined not to miss securing his target this year.
As has been well-documented, Monaco have already rebuffed a huge offer from Arsenal for Mbappe. The Gunners have since turned their attention to the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Riyad Mahrez as they mull over attacking options should Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil refuse to pen new long-term deals at the Emirates.