Arsenal has reached an agreement on personal terms in principle with AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, but they still have a long way to go in signing the 21 years old.
AS Monaco fearing a mass exodus of their players may affect them next season have told Arsenal that Lemar is not for sale. However, both the midfielder and Arsenal remain keen for a deal to be struck.
Lemar has told Monaco that he wants to continue his development at Arsenal next season, and the Gunners have reportedly agreed to pay him £90,000 per week over five seasons.
AS Monaco have quoted £80 million to Arsenal for the transfer of the midfielder’s signature. But the Gunners believe he is worth significantly less.
Arsenal has had an opening bid of £30 million and a follow-up bid of £40 million rejected by the French champions.
The Gunners are hoping to complete all their transfer business before they head out for preseason.
It is believed that the FA Cup winners will not move above their current offer, and if they fail to reach a compromise, they will turn to Leicester City’s Ryad Mahrez.