Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing Thomas Lemar from Monaco and are willing to offer a five-year deal worth £100,000-per-week.
According to the Mirror, the youngster wants to move to the Premier League with the Gunners set to test Monaco’s resolve once again.
Arsene Wenger’s side have already had a couple of bids rejected but will return again and may have to pay more than £45 million for his services.
Monaco are understandably reluctant to sell one of their most prized assets, but may be tempted if Arsenal can up their offer.
Arsenal have already broken their transfer record this summer, bringing in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and seem intent to continue their spending.
Lemar certainly appears a priority target after a superb campaign last time out, as Monaco finished the season as French champions.
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However, Arsenal may have to spend big again with some reports claiming Monaco want a massive £80m for Lemar.
That would surely prove too much for Arsenal, who have also been linked with Riyad Mahrez, who seems very much the Plan B for the moment.
Much may also depend on the future of Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean currently on holiday after Confederations Cup duty, and still yet to sign a contract extension.