If you’re struggling to make head or tails of the latest Thomas Lemar updates, you’re not alone.
While Arsenal were heavily linked with the Monaco winger earlier in the summer, rumours linking the 21-year-old with a move to north London went quiet, and although reports have started popping up again, the Ligue 1 club insists that they’re not selling the Frenchman.
According to L’Equipe, Arsenal have just had a bid of around £45m (€50m) knocked back. However, the French outlet remains optimistic that another agreement can be reached, while the Sun insists that the Gunners have made a breakthrough in negotiations and a deal will be completed this summer.
This, presumably, has prompted the Daily Star to speculate that a fourth bid is on its way. However, interestingly, they’ve not actually done so in the body of their article – just in the headline. So, as ever, this could just be guess-work. Alternatively, of course, they could actually be on to something.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail are out there claiming that Arsenal have had a bid of £50m for Lemar rejected. They are also referring to this as the Gunners’ third offer, which other outlets have said was £45m, so there’s presumably just been a mix-up here.
Arsenal previously allegedly had bids of £30m and £40m rebuffed by Monaco, who are now supposedly demanding £60m – a fee that Arsene Wenger reportedly won’t rise to.
Monaco face Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday evening in the Trophée des Champions Final. It’ll be interesting to see if Lemar features.