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Thomas Lemar wanted Arsenal AND Liverpool transfers, claims Monaco chief

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Thomas Lemar was interested in joining both Arsenal and Liverpool before Monaco decided to keep the France international, says the Ligue 1 champions’ vice-president.

Standard Sport understands that Lemar turned down a £92million move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day because he was not keen on playing for a Europa League club.

Arsene Wenger has since confirmed Arsenal’s failed bid, but says that the Gunners will return for the 21-year-old – also linked with Liverpool – after he “decided to stay at Monaco”.

However, Monaco VP Vadim Vasilyev told Russian news agency TASS that Lemar was tempted by both Premier League clubs, but that the French champions decided to hold on to a player who remains…



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