The manager of AS Monaco has spoken regarding the club’s stance on selling players amid rumours of a possible exit for Thomas Lemar.

Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the 21-year-old attacker for much of this summer with some reports even suggesting that two transfer bids for the player have been rejected.

And according to Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim, the French side will continue to fight to stop star players like Lemar from leaving.

“All the players who were important last season are important to keep for the club,” he said

“But it has been shown over the years that it’s not always possible to keep the players, and you know how our project works.

“So our goal is to work well with players who will stay here after the transfer window closes.

“It’s not only about [Mbappe], all the young players who were here last year and had a great season.

“Fabinho, Lemar, Kylian, we’re talking about them joining other clubs, but they stay focused.

“Of course, Fabinho and Lemar are older, they may be a bit more mature, but Kylian, even these last two days, he’s been working well. They know that the most important thing is the pitch.”

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