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Thomas Lemar has halted all contract talk with AS Monaco in hope of Arsenal going beyond their interest in him and submitting a bid for the exciting midfielder, as per reports in France.

French outlet L’Equipe, as cited by Metro, reports that Lemar current contract has three years left in it but the Ligue 1champions are hoping they could convince the 21-year-old to commit himself to the club by signing a long-term contract.

The same report claims that Monaco would be willing to sell Lemar if an offer €30m (£26m) comes along in the 2017 summer transfer window

The Champions League finalists are struggling in a battle to retain their top players ahead of the next season.

Indeed, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Lemar, Tiemoue Bakayoko have all been linked with a move out of the club.