Arsenal Beats North London Rivals In Signing Thomas Lemar From Monaco

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North London rivals Tottenham have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Reports making the round claims Spurs have identified interest in signing Arsenal key target Lemar as a possible replacement for playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona should Neymar complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Wenger has had bids of €40m, €45m and €50m all rejected by the Ligue 1 champions, as they look to avoid losing another key player from their title-winning campaign.

It is believed Lemar favours a move to the Emirates to link up with compatriot Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is desperate to land the player as he looks to break his way back into the Champions League.

As per the report, the French international still prefers a move to Arsenal which will be a major help in negotiations, but it remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool can reach an agreement with Monaco on a transfer fee which could then pave the way for a move to Merseyside instead.

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