Arsenal Ready To Trump Man Utd With Late £50m Attacker Bid
Arsenal haven’t given up hope of signing Manchester United target Thomas Lemar and will test Monaco’s resolve with a fresh £50m bid before the window shuts
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final days of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are ready to renew their interest in Thomas Lemar…
Arsenal haven’t given up hope of signing Manchester United target Thomas Lemar and will test Monaco’s resolve with a fresh £50m bid before the window shuts, according to the Mirror.
Lemar is considered as one of the most exciting young attackers in Europe after scoring 14 goals and providing 17 assists to help Monaco land the Ligue 1 title last season.
The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League all summer with the Daily Record reporting recently that Manchester United had joined Arsenal in the race to sign the winger.
Jose Mourinho has said several times in recent months that he’s in the market for a wide-man and Lemar would be an excellent addition to the squad if United were able to lure him to Old Trafford.
The Gunners were the early front-runners to sign Lemar but have struggled to get a deal agreed with Monaco after seeing three offers rejected by the French champions.
Arsene Wenger appeared to suggest the north Londoners pursuit was over after declaring any deal for Lemar was ‘dead’ at his press conference on Thursday morning.
However, it looks like Arsenal are ready to make one final push to sign Lemar as the Mirror claim the Gunners will table a fresh offer worth close to Monaco’s £50m valuation over the coming days.
We’ll have to wait and see whether United decide to step-up their interest with an offer of their own but it seems Arsenal are the most determined to get a deal done and I think Lemar would be a superb signing.
It looks like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be leaving the Emirates before the window shuts so Lemar could be viewed as a potential replacement for the England international.