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.
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.
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.