Monaco have told Arsenal that they will have to break their transfer record again this summer, should they wish to sign Thomas Lemar, according to reports.
The Ligue 1 champions have lost a couple of players this summer after an impressive season that saw them win the league and reach the semi-final of the Champions League.
Monaco are now demanding £80million for Lemar, in a bid to scare off Arsenal, who have made him their number one target this summer.
If Arsene Wenger sanctions a move at that price, Lemar will become the Gunners’ most expensive player ever.
Arsenal paid £42.5m for Mesut Ozil in 2013, then £52m for Alexandre Lacazette earlier this month.
Now they could have to go through that new barrier to get Lemar, who is understood to be keen to move to the Emirates.