Who will win the race for Thomas Lemar?
The French midfielder has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham already this month, while Wolves are now reported to have entered the race for his signature.
Depending on what day it is there is a different team leading the race to sign him from Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea were the front runners, with Tottenham doing battle with the Blues, with Arsenal seemingly disinterested. But the latest is that the Gunners are back in for him, although they have competition from Wolves.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has opened up on the midfielder’s future saying: “Facts speak better than words. Lemar is an important player who hasn’t been able to develop his game but who has characteristics that others don’t have.”
With that said, here’s everything we know about the Lemar transfer rumours.
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Back in the summer of 2017, Arsenal were first linked with a move for Lemar whilst he was still an AS Monaco player and he was seen as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez amid links to Manchester City.
In the end, Sanchez ended up staying at the Emirates until January.
The reason for that could have been because the Gunners weren’t able to secure a deal for Lemar and not without a lack of trying as Arsene Wenger revealed the club made a huge offer.
Arsene Wenger speaks to the media.
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“He decided to stay at Monaco,” Wenger told Telefoot – via the Daily Mail – in 2017. “Did we make a €100m offer? Yes. Are we going to make another offer? Yes.
“He is always ready to receive the ball, he is quite complete in both defence and attack.”
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Whether the Gunners did make another bid for Lemar as Wenger says has never been disclosed.
And with the Frenchman stepping down at the end of the 2017/2018 season, the north London outfit’s apparent interest in the…