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Arsenal preparing to splash the cash again as they plot £45million move for Monaco man

Gunners to lodge huge bid for French star just days after smashing transfer record for Alexandre Lacazette

ARSENAL are ready to splash the cash again by lodging a £45million for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar just days after breaking their transfer record.

That fee could eventually surpass the £50m mark with additional payments and could take their spending to over £100m in July alone.

Arsenal are set to splash the cash again on Monaco star Thomas Lemar

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Arsenal are set to splash the cash again on Monaco star Thomas Lemar

The Gunners are preparing a £45m bid for the French international this week

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The Gunners are preparing a £45m bid for the French international this week

The Gunners have already broken their transfer record, previously £42m for Mesut Ozil, with last week’s £52m signing of Alexandre Lacezette.

And now they are set to gazump that figure again on the French international winger, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have already had a £30m offer rejected by the Ligue 1 champions for the ace and returned with a £40m offer.

Their determination to land Lemar will see them go back with yet another improved bid in the coming days which they hope will finally convince Monaco to sell.

The French side are determined not to lose both Lemar and Kylian Mbappe this summer, having already lost Bernardo Silva to Manchester City and Tiemoue Bakayoko about to seal a move to Chelsea, and were rumoured to have demanded £80million from Arsenal from the winger.

Arsenal’s chief executive promised to be a “a catalyst for change” this summer after handing Arsene Wenger a new two-year contract as manager.

Arsenal confirmed the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for £52m on Wednesday

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Arsenal confirmed the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for £52m on Wednesday

Arsenal now want to add Monaco winger Thomas Lemar to their ranks

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Arsenal now want to add Monaco winger Thomas Lemar to their ranks

Gazidis and transfer negotiator Dick Law are determined to get their business wrapped-up early before the squad head to Australia on tour this week.

Despite the signing of left back Sead Kolasinic, they are still keen on bolstering their defence.

Arsene Wenger is willing to splash the cash this summer to rebuild his side

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Arsene Wenger is willing to splash the cash this summer to rebuild his side

Thomas Lemar was hugely impressive as Monaco reached the last four of the Champions League last season

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Thomas Lemar was hugely impressive as Monaco reached the last four of the Champions League last season

A centre half is another top target, with Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk a prime target.

Once they get their incomings sorted they will then switch their focus to trying to tie Alexis Sanchez down to a new deal.

The Chilean only has a year left on his existing contract and has rejected previous offers by the Emirates board.

Arsenal are determined not to sell him to Premier League rivals Chelsea or Manchester City.

They also plan to hold further talks with Ozil who is also out of contract next summer.


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