“Fabinho and Lemar are essential players, they will stay with us. We have kept all of the key players we intended to keep.”
Lemar has been the subject of two bids from Arsenal, but it looks like Monaco will be looking to play hardball, as they did with Manchester City over Mendy. The left back signed for Ligue One side from Marseille for £11m a year ago, but was sold to City for £52m this summer.
Lemar meanwhile, made a switch from Caen for £3.4m two years ago, and it is likely Monaco will be looking for a sizeable markup if they are going to sell the winger.