Arsene Wenger appears to have made a last-ditch attempt to appease the Arsenal faithful before the transfer window closes later on Thursday.
The Gunners are enduring a turbulent end to the month of August after opening the new Premier League season with two defeats in their first three games.
That has been compounded by the departure of one of the first team’s regular stars, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has completed his move to Liverpool.
However, with Alexis Sanchez also being linked with an exit, the Gunners are now willing to splash the cash to secure the acquisition of the Chilean’s replacement.
According to reports from a few moments ago, the Gunners have submitted an astronomical offer of £92 million for France international Thomas Lemar.
Thus, Telegraph journalist James Ducker is now claiming that the two clubs have finally reached an agreement over a transfer fee for the highly-rated attacker who had been linked with Arsenal all summer.
If Lemar’s move was to be completed, he would become the most expensive player in English football, breaking Paul Pogba’s record from last year.
I'm told that Monaco and Arsenal have agreed a fee for Lemar but that it's now down to the player to decide if he will go #AFC
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) August 31, 2017