Monaco have told Arsenal that they will have to break their transfer record again this summer, should they wish to sign Thomas Lemar, according to the Mirror.
The Ligue 1 champions have lost a couple of
players this summer after an impressive season that saw them win the league and reach the semi-final of the Champions League.
Monaco are now demanding £80million for
Lemar, in a bid to scare off Arsenal, who have
made him their number one target this summer.
If Arsene Wenger sanctions a move at that
price, Lemar will become the Gunners' most
expensive player ever.
Arsenal paid £42.5m for Mesut Ozil in 2013,
then £52m for Alexandre Lacazette earlier
Now they could have to go through that new
barrier to get Lemar, who is understood to be
keen to move to the Emirates.