The Ligue 1 champions so far this transfer window have been solid in their belief that the French international will not be leaving the club this summer – with Monaco having already lost the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
And, it seems that Arsenal may have been given a boost in their hopes – according to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth.
He claimed yesterday that Monaco’s stance may well have changed on selling Lemar – and the signing of Rachid Ghezzal may have played a factor.
He said: “We [Sky Sports] are told today they are now not in active talks with Monaco over the player but it should be noted they have not entirely ended their interest.
“Monaco’s stance has changed from their vice president saying he was not for sale two weeks ago, to their coach not guaranteeing he would be at the club come the end of the window.
“Barcelona are also thought to be keen. Intriguingly Monaco have just signed Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal on a five-year contract.
“Perhaps we haven’t heard the last of Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in this transfer window.”