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Bundesliga giants set to rival Arsenal in fight for French maestro


Bayern Munich are the latest club to register an interest in Monaco attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to Kicker (via Tuttomercatoweb).

The German magazine says that the Frenchman has been targeted by the Bundesliga side’s director of football Hasan Salihamidzic. Bayern appointed Jupp Heynckes as interim manager last week to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, but a move for Lemar would likely have to wait until next summer when the German club hire a new permanent boss.

Arsenal were reportedly close to signing the 21 year old on deadline day according to Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev but they ran out of time to seal a deal.

The Russian also confirmed that interest from Liverpool was genuine, which suggests that the Gunners will have a number of rivals for the winger if they do decide to enter negotiations with Monaco for the player once again in the future.

Vasilyev has effectively ruled out a switch in the January transfer window so Arsenal would likely have to battle at least Bayern at the end of the season for Lemar’s signature.

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