Thomas Lemar is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Monaco have no intention of selling Thomas Lemar this summer and were ‘surprised’ at how low Arsenal’s opening offer was for the Frenchman.

The Gunners had a bid of around £31million rejected for the France international this week and Monaco warned Arsene Wenger’s side that they would not entertain further bids.

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Lemar, 21, was one of the stars of Leonardo Jardim’s side last season and scored 14 goals in 55 appearances as Monaco claimed the league title from Paris Saint-Germain.

Wenger has ambitiously targeted Lemar’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in moves designed to convince Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to stay at the club.

Lemar scored 14 goals last term (Picture: Getty)

But, according to the Independent, Monaco were far from pleased with Arsenal’s opening £31m offer from Lemar and believe the Frenchman is worth far more.

The Ligue 1 champions believe Lemar can develop into a world star and are unwilling to let the winger go in a summer in which Bernardo Silva has already joined Manchester City.

Monaco currently value Lemar at around £50m but would opt not to sell this summer in any case.

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