Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has ended Arsenal’s hopes of signing Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window after stating that the Ligue One side will not sanction “major sales” this month.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had denied earlier this week that the 22 year old would be a target this winter, and his statement was likely because of Monaco’s unwillingness to sell in January.
Speaking about Lemar and the prospect of other departures, Jardim was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying:
“We are not in the habit of doing major sales of players (in the winter transfer window),”
Lemar was the subject of a massive £92m bid from Arsenal on deadline day back in August but it later emerged that the Gunners ran out of time to make the move happen.
It was speculated among the English press that the club would come back in for the France international this month, but it looks as though they will have to wait until the end of the season to make their next move.