Arsenal agree huge 'deal in principle' with Thomas Lemar

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Lemar is a wanted man

Arsenal are confident they can revive a £92m deal for Monaco and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, in January.

Despite the lack of reported interest this summer, there would likely be no shortage of teams eager to snap him up for free next year.

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The Gunners were the early front-runners but struggled to agree terms with Monaco before L'Equipe reported that Liverpool had joined the chase after submitting a club-record £74m offer for Lemar's signature.

Lemar looked set to secure a move to the Emirates Stadium on transfer deadline day only for a deal not to materialise as Alexis Sanchez's proposed switch to Manchester City collapsed.

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Arsenal failed to sign Lemar in the summer transfer window despite having been heavily linked with a late swoop to land the attacker.

According to reports going on in the media (Daily Star), the North Londoners are expected to sign the French worldwide in the January window after agreeing a fee with Monaco and a 5 year deal worth 65 million pounds (€71million) with the playmaker.

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That deal is claimed to be worth a staggering £250,000-a-week and is does not hinge on Sanchez leaving the club, who Wenger still hopes will sign a new deal to stay at the club.

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