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Arsenal & Liverpool warned Monaco star Lemar not for sale

00:39 GMT 30/01/2018
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The 22-year-old has been heavily linked to a move to the Premier League in recent transfer windows, but the Ligue 1 side will not be letting him go

Monaco star Thomas Lemar is certain to stay with the Ligue 1 club until the end of the season, vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said.

Lemar, 22, was the subject of a bid from Arsenal towards the end of the summer transfer period, agreeing a club-record £90 million deal on the final day, only for the midfielder to back out of it.

Links to the Gunners and Liverpool have continued through to the January window, but Vasilyev said the France international was sure to remain with Monaco until the end of the campaign.

"He will stay at Monaco until the end of the season at 100 per cent," he told RMC.

Vasilyev said even if his club received huge offers for Lemar, there was no chance they would sell in January.

"If Liverpool or Arsenal come with a big offer before the end of the market? This is not relevant," he said.

"We will say no because the objectives are clear.

"Without important players like Lemar, we will not succeed."

Lemar has provided five assists and scored two goals in the league this season. He is contracted to the club until June 2020.