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Arsenal have one less rival in race for key summer target


Bayern Munich will not consider making a future bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar after baulking at the player’s asking price, according to Kicker (via Tuttomercatoweb).

The German magazine say the Bundesliga giants were interested in the 21 year old, but the €100m that Arsenal were prepared to pay for the Frenchman would have proven too expensive for the German side.

Monaco’s vice president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed that the Ligue One side may reconsider selling Lemar next summer, although he effectively ruled out a January sale when asked by Sky Sports.

Bayern’s transfer record is relatively modest compared to many of their European rivals. Their biggest outlay actually came this summer when they spent €41.5m on Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso. With the German club seemingly out of the race for Lemar, it seems like it will be a straight fight between the Gunners and Liverpool once again next year if that is, the Reds do indeed retain an interest in the midfielder.

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