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With Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko, Arsenal might find it difficult landing Thomas Lemar, forcing them to redirect their attention back to Riyad Mahrez.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal were informed by AS Monaco that only one more player would be allowed to leave this summer, after the Ligue 1 champions lost Bernardo Silva, and Chelsea may be the last team to make an acquisition from the squad this campaign.
Manchester City are still targeting Benjamin Mendy but might face a brick-wall as Arsenal have. The Gunners have had bids of £30m and £40m rejected for Lemar, but Leicester City’s Riyad mahrez could be signed for a lesser fee.
The Algerian handed in a transfer request to force a move to Arsenal, having been close to sealing the deal last summer, but Roma are presently the frontrunners and could beat the Gunners to his signature.
Roma are targeting a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who joined Liverpool this summer. Arsenal consider Lemar a more alluring prospect than the Leicester City man but may have to turn their attentions back on the 26-year-old if Monaco refused any more sales.