Date:25th January 2020 at 12:12pm
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Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are in contact over a potential deal for Thomas Lemar, according to reports.

The France international is out-of-favour at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium having started just nine league matches this term.

And RMC Sport report that the Gunners have approached Lemar and the La Liga side over a possible transfer.

Lemar has played 22 times for France.

However, it’s claimed that the player and the two clubs are not close to reaching an agreement at this point.

It’s thought Atleti are aiming to recoup the £52million they paid Monaco for the attacker in 2017 as they look to free up wages in order to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain.

Lemar, who was part of France’s World Cup winning squad in 2018, has scored three goals in 64 matches since moving to Spain.

Previous to that he played a key part in the Monaco side which won the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2017.

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