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Arsenal are hoping to complete a £26m deal to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to reports in the French media.
L’Equipe, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the north London side are keen to conclude a deal to bring the France international to the Emirates Stadium in the summer transfer window.
The same article states that the Gunners are willing to part with £26m (€30m) to secure the signature of the exciting 21-year-old midfielder ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Lemar scored nine times and made 10 assists in 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season to help AS Monaco to beat bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain to the title.
The attacking midfielder netted two goals and made four assists in 12 games in the Champions League as the French side reached the semi-finals before a 4-2 aggregate loss to Juventus.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are increasingly confident of landing the attacking midfielder in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term to miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League competition.