According to reports, Arsenal have made a second bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as they intend making their second signing of the summer transfer window after the Lacazette’s arrival from Lyon.
The Gunners broke their club transfer record in the completion of the move for Lacazette for £52m and now seek the services of Monaco’s attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar.
Reports from L’Equipe suggested that Arsene Wenger’s first bid which was believed to be around £31m was rejected and the club has now returned to Monaco with a second improved offer.
The offer is reportedly around £40m, and if the move materializes, Lemar would become Arsenal’s third most expensive player, after Lacazette and Mesut Ozil
However, Monaco are yet to respond to the bid which has been made, and a positive response will result in a quick succession of summer signings for Arsenal.
The recently crowned French Champions are making efforts to hold onto as many of their star players as possible, but seem to be resigned to losing some of their key men in this summer window.
Bernardo Silva has left for the Etihad, Tiemoue Bakayoko is a subject of serious interest from Chelsea, and now Lemar could be set to leave. These possible departures would definitely reduce their chances of keeping hold of Kylian Mbapppe.