Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been heavily linked with a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar recently.
However, the French club’s Vice President Vadim Vasilyev told RMC today:
“He will stay at Monaco until the end of the season 100%,”
“If Liverpool or Arsenal come with a big offer before the end of the market? This is not relevant. We will say no because the objectives are clear. Without important players like Lemar, we will not succeed.”
Left-winger Lemar rose to prominence during Monaco’s superb run to the Champions League semi-final last season, and is expected to play a key role for France at the World Cup next summer.
The 22-year-old is blessed with superb power, pace and dribbling ability, meaning many observers believe that he would be perfectly suited to life in the Premier League.
Arsenal of course had a £90 million bid accepted for the talented youngster on deadline day of the summer window, but the player turned down the move.
Although it seems that he is not available this month, all three clubs are said to remain keen on securing his services, and will more than likely rekindle their interest next summer.