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Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Man United, Arsenal targets to stay at Monaco

Man United, Arsenal targets to stay at Monaco

Because Arsenal have given up hope of signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar after he declared that a move to Liverpool was more appealing, Sanchez will remain at the club, according to the BBC.

Lemar, a highly-rated 21-year-old attacking midfielder who impressed during Monaco's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, is understood to be Liverpool's priority attacking target.

The French global has been strongly linked with Arsenal all summer but L'Equipe reported earlier this week that Liverpool had entered the chase for Lemar's signature after tabling a £74m bid. They have already lost Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Wenger declared a deal for Lemar "dead" earlier this month.

Speaking at a Brazil press conference, he said: "It has affected him and will continue to affect him until the transfer window closes".

He then added France's third goal before new Paris Saint-Germain signing Kylian Mbappe grabbed their fourth. "We have the numbers and quality to deal with that".

Last season, the former Caen starlet made 55 appearances in all competitions for Monaco, scoring 14 goals and picking 17 assists.

In another significant EPL deal, Stoke City signed defender Kevin Wimmer from Tottenham Hotspur for 18 million pounds on a five-year contract.

"It is not about confidence in this situation, it is about what the owners have said".

It is now up to Liverpool to decide if they are willing to match Arsenal's bid.

"There is no problem like this".

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Liverpool have every right to feel "disappointed" with Philippe Coutinho's recent behaviour.

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