Arsenal are reportedly growing ‘increasingly confident’ that they’ll land Monaco winger, Thomas Lemar, this summer and are set to make a third bid of £45m.

After having offers of £31m and £40m for Thomas Lemar knocked back by Monaco, Arsenal are reportedly set to return with a third bid of £45m and are potentially willing to go even higher if they need to.

The Gunners will reportedly offer the France international a five-year deal, which will see him earn £100k-per-week.

Monaco are reluctant to sell another player considering Tiemoue Bakayoko is probably going to sign for either Chelsea or Manchester United, Bernardo Silva has already moved to Manchester City, and Kylian Mbappe’s future at the club is uncertain.

story trackerHowever, according to reports earlier in the week, if the Gunners are willing to raise their offer to £53m, the Ligue 1 side will admit defeat and allow Lemar to move to north London.

The 21-year-old has been high on Arsene Wenger’s wishlist this summer after scoring 14 goals and assisting 17 last season and the player is supposedly pushing for the move.

In the manager’s presser ahead of Arsenal’s pre-season matches in Sydney, Wenger said, “That’s all speculation at the moment, there is nothing really concrete about any signing. [Lemar]’s a player that we have looked at, but the rest is only speculation.”