Arsenal are believed to still be in talks with French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco over the transfer of their 21-year-old attacker Thomas Lemar.
According to a report published by Sky Sports, talks are said to have been resumed by the two clubs over a possible transfer.
Arsenal are said to be keen on signing the French attacker despite having series of bids rejected by Monaco, with the Ligue 1 champions maintaining their stance that their £50m valuation of the player be met for the transfer to happen.
He is also believed to be on the radar of Liverpool who will try to push a deal should star man Philippe Coutinho depart for Barcelona.
Lemar was an important part of the Monaco side that won the Ligue 1 in an incredible season which also saw them make the semi finals of the Champions league. The 21 year old contributed 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions for AS Monaco last season.
However with the departure of key men Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer and with constant reports linking Kylian Mbappe with a move away from the club, Monaco have maintained that they are not interested in losing Lemar and other important members of the squad as they seek to defend the Ligue 1 title they won last season.
Meanwhile, head coach Leonardo Jardim has conceded that it will be difficult for Monaco to keep hold of their key players and suggested that he has resigned to working with the players at his disposal after the transfer window.
Thomas Lemar had earlier been backed by Arsenal Legend Robert Pires as a player who can decide games and with a right profile for Arsenal. The attacker is capable of giving assists and scoring goals and can play on both wings.
His arrival could however pave way for Alexis Sanchez’ departure from Arsene Wenger’s side with reports suggesting that he is seeking to play in the UEFA Champions League competition with Manchester City.