According to 50% of all Arsenal transfer rumours are saying that the Gunners are wearing Monaco down with higher and higher offers for their 21 year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar, but according to the Ligue 1’s club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco have sold all the players that they intend to sell – and Lemar is one of the core players that will not be leaving this summer.
The French Champions have already sold far too many players ahead of their defence of the title, but their are still lots of rumours regarding the teenage phenomenom Kylian Mbappe, Lemar and the Brazilian Fabinho. Vasilyez says that they are currently in talks with Mbappe over a new extension with the club. He said: “We are discussing an extension with Kylian. I hope we will get there.
“This is a very important decision, especially for Kylian. We must give him time and not rush things too fast.
“Today there is no agreement. Monaco’s wish is to extend it.”
Regarding Lemar, Arsenal’s supposed Number One target, he said: “He stays with us, we talked together, he has a tremendous talent, he is also a must for our team.
“We have kept all of the key players that we intended to keep.”
As for Fabinho, he is another that is staying in France.
“Fabinho stays, he is an essential player in the midfield.”
So is there just lots and lots of smoke with absolutely no fire at all? It looks like it……