AS Monaco have agreed to sell Thomas Lemar to Arsenal, it has been revealed.

The Sun says the Gunners are closing in on a £45million deal for Lemar, with Monaco now having accepted terms.

Arsene Wenger has already had bids rejected for the 21-year-old as Monaco were demanding £80m for a player they signed from Caen two years ago.

Monaco were hoping the huge numbers quoted would deter Arsenal and help them keep Lemar for another season on the premise his value would increase further to spark a bidding war.

Lemar will be Wenger’s third addition at the Emirates this summer as the French coach looks to lead the club back into title contention.

Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac have been recruited and the arrival of the Monaco star will be a huge boost for the Gunners, who would take their summer spending to £97m.


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