Date: 27th March 2017 at 10:15pm
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Monaco midfielder is understood to have rejected a move to this summer after holding talks with Arsene Wenger.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has been a standout performer for the club this season and is believed to have met last November to discuss a potential move to over the summer, according to France Football.

Having reportedly failed to lure Bakayako to Arsenal, it is now thought that the robust midfielder will join instead.

It was reported last week that a £35million deal had been agreed between and Monaco but Football say the French club will ask for £50million.

It will come as a huge blow for and if reports prove to be accurate. Not only because the Frenchman failed to persuade Bakayako to join Arsenal but to see him potentially join a title rival next season will make it even worse.