I can only assume that all the talk this summer about the Arsenal transfer target Kylian Mbappe who is also being linked with the likes of Real Madrid and was thought to be about to break the world record for a transfer fee, has gone to the heads of the people in charge at his French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco.
How else could they possibly think that naming a price of £80 million for their 21-year old winger Thomas Lemar, as a report in The Daily Express claims they have would be seen as anything other than mental?
Not long ago there were Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that Arsene Wenger was very interested in the Monaco and France star and that he had offered around £30 million which had been rejected by Monaco. We all know that Wenger can be careful with his transfer spending and likes to get a bargain but surely not even Le Prof would be so way below a player’s real value.
One thing is for sure though, if the story is true, the chances of Arsenal signing Lemar this summer are about the same as Tottenham getting Lionel Messi. Maybe now the boss can focus fully on bringing Riyad Mahrez to north London from Leicester, unless of course they go mental and ask for £80 million as well.
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