Monaco are claimed to be eyeing a move to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, While Arsenal are chasing their forward Thomas Lemar also.
Rumour has it that the French champions are looking to test the waters with a £45 Million bid for the Chilean, but the likelihood is that any deal for Alexis would be part of the Lemar move.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with the capture of the 21 year-old throughout the transfer window, and the transfer fee is believed to be the only problem in completing his signature.
ASM are said to be in want of over £50 Million for the sale of Lemar, and are claimed to be ready to bid less than that amount to try and bring in Sanchez, which leads me to think about which deal is more important.
Has our bid to sign Lemar simply been in case we failed to persuade Alexis to stay put, or maybe our stance is that we will only sell our superstar if we have our replacement already in his place. Either way, we could potentially have a long-term replacement in the team for the next years, or choose to keep what we know for one season, and lose him for free next summer.
Is this season more important than the coming years? Was the intention to sign Lemar and still keep Alexis also? Could they play together? Would Sanchez even agree to join AS Monaco?