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Those bids were also rejected by the principality club, before they eventually accepted a Deadline Day bid of £92million from Arsenal.

According to a report from Sky Sports this afternoon, Premier League side Arsenal have submitted a monumental £92 million bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Liverpool have been in talks with Monaco over a deal for Lemar this week - reportedly holding a meeting on Wednesday lunchtime - and will need to act fast if the France global is to be playing his football at Anfield this season.

Report in England suggested that Liverpool had moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Lemar on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp looked to further bolster his attacking options.

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Perhaps the only thing clear at this moment is that Thomas Lemar will not transfer to Arsenal today and that the London club will now hold on to Alexis Sanchez-and given how things have gone today, it would be a courageous person willing to bet on even that still being a certainty in another hour.

When comparing the two the Chilean comes out well on top in terms of goals scored (24) against the Frenchman (9), however they were level on assists (10) in their respective league campaigns last season.

Arsenal were the first to club to make an offer for the Monaco star, with the Ligue 1 champions desperate to keep hold of him after losing some key members to the title winning squad.

"As it stands, Arsenal pull out of Lemar negotiations.So Alexis, much to his pain, stays".