Confirm: Arsenal Close to Complete Deal for Lemar as 3rd Signing

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Arsenal are reportedly set to make a third bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

Arsenal have made two signings so far this summer – Sead Kolasinac on a free from Schalke and £52.7million man Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

Arsene Wenger is eager to make further additions to his squad, in order to turn them into serious title contenders next season.

Lemar has been talked up as a target for the Gunners, with Wenger a fan.

Recent reports suggested the 21-year-old could become the Gunners’ third acquisition of the window.

It is claimed a £45m deal is on the brink of being thrashed out, with wages and personal terms supposedly agreed.

Monaco originally valued Lemar at £80m.

The Daily Mail say the north London outfit will now spring a £50m bid for Lemar.

It is said the Gunners hope the bid will be enough to persuade him to leave Monaco.

The report also adds Lemar is not a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean has so far yet to commit his future to Arsenal and he is in the final year of his contract.

A new deal worth £275,000-a-week has supposedly been offered to the star who will return to pre-season training on Monday.

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