Arsenal could potentially once again miss out on the signing of Monaco’s Thomas Lemar with Manchester United looking to gatecrash a potential deal.
Although Lemar was expected to seal a move to the Emirates Stadium throughout the summer, the Gunners couldn’t agree on a fee with Monaco for the winger.
Even though the Ligue 1 champions rejected a £92million bid on deadline day, reports suggest that the French club could now sell the 21-year-old once the transfer window reopens in January.
However, after Liverpool were previously linked with a move for the French international, Manchester United are now believed to be ready to challenge Arsenal for the talented player, according to the Mirror.
Lemar’s advisors are aware of interest from Jose Mourinho’s team and the Red Devils are believed to be ready to submit a club-record bid to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford.
While Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said they wanted to keep a competitive team, a bid of £92million could be hard to turn down for a second time.
After remaining with the French side, Lemar was back in action for Monaco at the weekend as they lost 4-0 at Nice.
Lemar was brought off at half-time at the Allianz Riviera as his side’s 16 match winning streak finally came to an end.
Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim confirmed after the game that Lemar was not substituted due to his performance.
Jardim, speaking to the media after the game, said: “Thomas Lemar told me he had a hamstring worry at half-time.”