Arsenal close-in on 3rd summer signing, deal could be agreed today

By on July 28, 2017

It looks like Arsenal are closing-in on making their third signing of the summer as the Express are reporting that we are on the verge of signing Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for the French international in recent weeks but Monaco have proven extremely difficult to deal with as they try and keep what’s left of their title-winning squad together.

Leonardo Jardim has seen several of his team sold-off this summer and it looked like they were determined to keep hold of Lemar after rejecting two offers from Arsenal.

However, the Express are citing a report from The Sun that claims we’ve made a breakthrough in negotiations and are now closing-in on a £45m deal.

The newspaper says personal terms have already been agreed with the 21-year-old and Lemar is hoping to have the deal wrapped-up today ahead of Monaco’s Trophee des champions clash with PSG in Morocco tomorrow.

Who knows how much truth there is behind this report as there is so much speculation circulating these days and The Sun’s claim is contrary to other reports that suggest our £45m bid has been rejected [via the Mirror].

However, I think we’re going to get a deal for Lemar agreed in the end and he’ll be an excellent addition to the squad as he’s developed in to one of the most exciting young attacker in Europe over the past two years.

He scored 14 goals and set-up a further 17 for his team mates last season to help Monaco win the title and he’s got the potential to develop even further at the Emirates.

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Should we get a deal over the line then Lemar will become our third major signing of the summer following the arrivals of left-back Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette.