If Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona or Real Madrid snatch teenage star then Lemar is staying put
SunSport revealed last month Lemar had already agreed a switch to the Emirates with a £40million fee close to being sealed.
Thomas Lemar’s dream move to Arsenal is in serious doubt
If Kylian Mbappe leaves Monaco then Thomas Lemar’s move to Arsenal could be blocked
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been frustrated in his attempts to get the deal for Lemar over the line ahead of the start of the new season against Leicester City on Friday.
Wenger has added Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac to his ranks and is desperate to land another top target before the window shuts.
However, the 21-year-old French international could see his dream move to the Premier League scuppered if Monaco allow his mate Mbappe to leave.
Mbappe, 18, is reportedly keen to leave Monaco this summer with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain fighting it out for his signature.
The teenager has become the most wanted player in world football – and unlike Neymar there is a genuine market for his talents.
PSG are reported to have agreed personal terms with the teenage sensation valued at £160million, but will find it difficult to land him as Monaco are refusing to sell to domestic rivals.
Arsene Wenger has been frustrated in his attempts to land Thomas Lemar
If Liverpool lose Philippe Coutinho then Jurgen Klopp may turn his attention to Monaco’s Thomas Lemar
Real Madrid are expected to complete a deal to land Kylian Mbappe
If Mbappe quits the French champions the club hierarchy will draw a line under the summer departures and the Stade Louis II exit door will be slammed shut.
Wenger could be forced to play a waiting game while the Mbappe saga is played out – and if he is sold the Gunners boss will have to move on to other targets.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is an option, but the Foxes will only consider bids of over £45m for the Algerian star.
Bernardo Silva, Benjamain Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Valere Germain have all left the principality in recent months and a club trying to defend the title cannot afford to haemorrhage more top stars.
Lemar and Mbappe featured for the champions when they kicked off the defence of their title with a 3-2 win over Toulouse on Sunday.
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