Manchester United to bid £92m for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar

Alexis Sanchez looked to be enjoying Arsenal training ahead of the Bournemouth match

Manchester United may hijack Arsenal's move for AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar with a bid of their own for the France global, according to reports.

And amid reports the 21-year-old has already agreed terms on a £250,000 a week move to Arsenal in January, the Sunday Mirror claims United are ready to match Arsenal's offer in a shock attempt to take the player to Old Trafford.

The Monaco star was close to a switch to the Emirates on transfer deadline day after the Gunners struck a fee with the Ligue 1 champions, but were forced to end their pursuit after not leaving enough time to finalise the deal.

Monaco may be reluctant to part with him midway through the season, but if Arsenal are able to pull the deal off, it will give them a timely boost ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Sanchez was close to leaving Arsenal and joining Manchester City last month
Sanchez was close to leaving Arsenal and joining Manchester City last month

The same story also suggests that Arsenal boss Wenger has not completely given up hope of Sanchez signing a new contract with the north London side.

The German is in the final year of his contract and is considering his options having not held talks with Arsenal "for several weeks".

The French worldwide provided 14 goals and 17 assists to help fire Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season and that form attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Gunners can't afford for that to happen, though some reluctance to meet his wage demands is understandable when his club form is wanting.

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