Highly-Rated Monaco Star ‘Interested’ in Move to Arsenal Ahead of North London Rivals

Tottenham are reportedly lagging behind their north London rivals Arsenal in the hunt for Monaco Star Thomas Lemar’s  services next season claim that Spurs are yet to back up their interest with any firm bid as chairman Daniel Levy has a habit of waiting until the last-minute to compete his transfer business.​

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In addition, the winger Thomas Lemar is reportedly interested in a move to Arsenal this summer despite the club not competing in the Champions League next season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently signed a new two-year deal at the club and it is expected that Wenger will be handed a £100m war chest to boost the Gunners’ chances of being genuine Premier League title contenders next season.

Juventus are also in the running for the 21-year-old’s signature but according to L’Equipe (via Metro), Lemar fancies a move to the Emirates after seeing a number of French players flourish under Wenger during his time in charge.

The French midfielder was an integral part of Monaco’s title winning campaign this year and also helped his side reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Lemar scored nine goals and notched up ten assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances this season, predominately playing on the left flank.

It has also been reported that Monaco would be happy to accept a bid in the region of £26m for the promising youngster. Lemar is thought to be interested in the move to London and sees the opportunity as an exciting challenge, given that the club are expected to sign a number of new players this summer.

The Gunners have also been in the hunt for Lemar’s Monaco teammate Kylian Mbappe – it is understood that Arsenal had a £87m bid for the 18-year-old rejected this week. Wenger came close to landing the teen sensation last summer before the striker embarked on a magnificent breakthrough campaign.

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