Arsenal bid £92m to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco

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That also ended Alexis Sanchez's hopes of moving to Manchester City.

However, Lemar opted against a last-minute move to Arsenal with some reports suggesting the France starlet was holding out for a move to Liverpool.

Thomas Lemar has insisted that he is fully focused on enjoying another successful campaign with AS Monaco after a rumoured move to Arsenal fell through.

Lemar's future rests with the player himself, with the French worldwide having been keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium when Arsenal had three bids rejected earlier this summer.

Manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear all summer that Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not leave the club.

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The Brazilian defender said that despite all the praise and attention Monaco teammate Mbappe receives, it is Lemar who is his side's real asset.

'I am a Monaco player and I am very happy there, ' he told Canal Plus.

A club-record of £70 million will be offered to Monaco for the 21-year-old as Liverpool look to tie up a deal before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

The Belgian global Origi has managed 12 Premier League goals from two full seasons with the Merseyside club and they are said to be willing to let him go.

'They've already lost Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko, so Monaco is at a stage where they have closed the door'.

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