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Arsenal and Manchester United handed massive Thomas Lemar boost with Monaco now willing to sell star winger

French club reveal they could sell THREE more players, as Kylian Mbappe and Fabinho also look set to leave this month

Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a massive boost in their pursuit of Thomas Lemar, with Monaco now willing to sell winger.

The current Ligue 1 champions recently revealed there would be “no more departures” this summer.

Monaco have reportedly claimed they are now willing to sell Thomas Lemar

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Monaco have reportedly claimed they are now willing to sell Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar is on the radar of both Arsenal and Man United this summer

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Thomas Lemar is on the radar of both Arsenal and Man United this summer

Monaco have already sold Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City, as well as Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea this summer.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was revealed they are now in talks to sell Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain this summer for £128m, including a loan deal until the end of 2017-18.

The deal would also see Lucas Moura move to Monaco.

Now, with interest in star trio Mbappe, Fabinho and Lemar only increasing, the French side have conceded they will now consider offers.

Reports in France suggest Arsenal are the most likely to launch another bid for Lemar – with Man United also interested.

Meanwhile, Fabinho could be on the brink of his own move to PSG as the Parisian side look to hoover up the most sought-after stars in Europe this summer.

Thomas Lemar had looked set to stay at Monaco as the club looked to keep him

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Thomas Lemar had looked set to stay at Monaco as the club looked to keep him

One spanner in the works for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger however is his squad size.

Jack Wilshere, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy may all need to leave the club in order for a deal for Lemar to go through.

This weekend, after the 1-0 loss at the hands of Stoke, Wenger also revealed he wasn’t happy with how large his squad is.

He claimed: “I expect to sell players. We have too many players. It is not manageable.”

Monaco could yet sell Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Fabinho this summer

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Monaco could yet sell Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Fabinho this summer