Arsenal have got a clear run at Thomas Lemar, according to the the Daily Mirror, after Liverpool shcoes to drop out of the running for the fleet-footed Monaco star.
The newspapers claims that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has concluded that the 22-year-old’s £90million price tag is too steep.
The Frenchman has reportedly refused to secure a new deal with the French club, fuelling talks he will move at the end of the season, however it seems Anfield is no longer his destination. As reported o the Mirror Arsenal are now in “pole position” to sign the young winger, who apparently has been impressed by their recent signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
And if Lemar does decide to make the move to the Emirates this summer, he could find Jack Wilshere is still at the club. Speculation has been rife in recent weeks as to the future of the England midfielder, with suggestions that he was ready to leave Arsenal for a new challenge.
But the Daily Mail claims that Wilshere is close to accepting Arsenal’s offer of a new deal after the intervention of Arsene Wenger.
Wilshere’s long history of serious injuries is behind the reduction in wages but he is ready to accept the deal and remain at the Emirates, much to the delight of Wenger. “I’m positive because I want Jack to stay,” he told reporters. “I do the maximum I can to make him happy.”