The ‘£33m’ Arsenal transfer which could be terrible news for Chelsea and Frank Lampard

Transfer rumours are beginning to heat up with a week to go until deadline day.

Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar has been one of the hot topics during the January window as his future is set to have an impact on a number of clubs – including Chelsea and Arsenal.

As well as the London duo, the French winger has been linked with a number of Premier League sides this month, with Tottenham Hotspur and even Wolves reported to be in the race for his signature.

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has previously admitted that Lemar does not have a long-term future at the Wanda Metropolitano, so a move away from Spain looks likely.

But will a transfer materialise within the next seven days?

Well, the latest reports coming out of Spain suggest that will be the case as Marca state that “all roads lead to Arsenal” in regards to Lemar’s future, who “has to leave Atletico” so that Simeone can free up wage space to sign a striker.

The La Liga giants will apparently recover “a good part” of the €72m (£60.7m) they paid out for the winger in 2017, but they are aware that the French star has not fully impressed at the Wanda Metropolitano and so are unlikely to get that full fee back.

In addition, El Golazo De Gol claim Lemar is close to joining the Gunners for €40m (£33m).

This particular transfer would be bad news for the Blues as the striker Atletico Madrid are trying to bring in is Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani – also linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

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