Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.
The Gunners have already had bids of £30 million and £40m rejected for the France international but are expected to make a third offer in the coming days.
Monaco reportedly value the 21-year-old at £80m and while Wenger has refused to elaborate on where Arsenal are at with their move, the 67-year-old admits he is open to more signings following the arrivals of Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.
‘He’s a player that we have looked at, but the rest is only speculation,’ said Wenger.
‘I am open to get some more signings, but it is not easy to find the players who can strengthen our squad, because we have top-quality players.
‘There are two ways to improve always: analyse what we did well last season and what we did not so well and improve that, and then you can bring new players in.
‘But at the moment, because we are in pre-season, it is very important for us to analyse well what happened last season and where we can improve.
‘We have top quality in our squad, and at the moment I focus on that.’