Thomas Lemar to Arsenal: £33m transfer, Bayern Munich’s stance, what Diego Simeone has said

The January transfer window will remain open for another two days and Arsenal continue to be linked with reinforcements.

One has already arrived in the shape of defender Pablo Mari who has joined from Brazilian side Flamengo on loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy in the summer transfer window.

But Cedric Soares and more players could follow the Spaniard through the door before deadline day.

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Thomas Lemar is one name that has been linked with a January move as Mikel Arteta looks to add to his squad before next week.

So, could the Frenchman be playing his football at the Emirates Stadium in 2020?

Here’s everything we know about the Thomas Lemar to Arsenal transfer rumour.

£92m bid

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.
(Image: Jun Sato/Getty Images)

“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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Atletico Madrid transfer

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 midfielder vanished too.

As a result, Atletico Madrid swooped in and signed Lemar the following…


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