Arsenal have reportedly made a new and improved £40 million offer to Monaco for winger Thomas Lemar.
The Gunners have made the exciting France international one of their top targets, after completing the signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.
While Monaco are keen to keep hold of Lemar, and are believed to have already rejected a £30m bid from Arsenal, Arsene Wenger’s side are refusing to take no for an answer.
According to French newspaper, L’Equipe, the Gunners have now offered £40m as they bid to bring the 21-year-old to the Emirates this summer.
Whether it will be enough to tempt the French champions into selling, however, remains to be seen.
Although Lemar did not grab as many headlines as some of his team-mates last season, his contribution of 14 goals and 14 assists in all competitions cannot be overlooked, as he played a key role in their success.
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Monaco have already lost Bernardo Silva this summer and have seen Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho and Tiemoué Bakayoko all targeted by other clubs, and face a fight to keep their title-winning team together.
Arsenal, meanwhile, look set to continue spending having already forked out a club-record fee on Lacazette this week.