Date: 13th June 2017 at 8:00pm
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Arsenal will find it hard to persuade Monaco to sell winger Thomas Lemar this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Ligue One side have already sold Bernardo Silva to Manchester City, while Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko but Monaco’s owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is said to be determined to keep the rest of the club’s league title winning squad together.

Lemar has had an excellent season for Monaco, having scored 14 goals and provided 17 assists from the left hand side of midfield. With the player still having three years remaining on a five year deal, Monaco have no need to sell the player.

The 21 year old has also gained international recognition recently after making his debut for France’s senior side against the Ivory Coast back in November. Since then he has made three more appearances under manager Didier Deschamps; the latest coming against Sweden in the World Cup qualifier on Friday night.