Manchester United to hijack Arsenal Thomas Lemar bid

Danny Welbeck Sead Kolasinac Arsenal Bournemouth

Arsenal remain confident of securing a deal for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to the Daily Star.

Manchester United have threatened to hijack Arsenal's move for AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, according to reports.

Monaco are open to selling Lemar - who dazzled for France against the Netherlands - at a certain price, and adding a player blossoming with creative zeal and a capacity to penetrate defences nods towards the direction United are moving in under Mourinho. While Arsene Wenger is set on continuing his pursuit of Lemar in January as the replacement for Alexis Sanchez, Jose Mourinho has plans to intercept Lemar's signature.

Quick and skilful whilst also possessing an eye for goal and a superb passing range, Lemar is the total package out on the left flank, with his ability to play narrow and help his midfield no doubt appealing to Mourinho, and he could move to reunite Lemar with worldwide team-mates Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

Apart from Mbappe, Monaco sold Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva to Manchester City for a combined £95.6m, while Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea for a fee of around £39m. However, the team lost their first match of the season over the weekend, losing to derby rivals Nice, 4-0.

Lemar was once of the transfer sagas of the summer window as the 21-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League after emerging as one of the hottest young talents in Europe.

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