According to L’Equipe (£), Monaco have rejected a third Arsenal offer for France international Thomas Lemar.
Having already had bids up to €45 million turned down, Arsene Wenger upped his offer by €5 million only to get the same response from the Ligue 1 champions.
Much like our stance on Alexis, the noise out of the Stade Louis II is that the player is not for sale.
That’s a little frustrating given Monaco have spent most of the summer lap-dancing for oil money. So far they’ve cashed in on Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva (both Man City) and Tiemoue Bakayoko (Chelsea) and there’s speculation that they could sell in-demand Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid.
It suggests that if the price is right they might be open to further deals but we may have to loosen the coffers further. The transfer window is open for another month so you can expect plenty more twists and turns.