According to a recent report from Marca, Arsenal are now leading the race to try to signal Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar.
Lemar has been attracting the interest of several top clubs around Europe such as Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers. At the moment, however, the Gunners are those that are locked in and concentrated on trying to bring him around to the Emirates.
Lemar is the kind of player that’s always likely to create headlines courtesy of transfer rumors, but in the past, many clubs have attempted and failed to sign him.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has to be ruthless if he is intent on getting a deal like this done, as Atletico are normally fairly tight in the way they go about promoting their star players.
With one week remaining in the January transfer window, it is time for all parties to actually get moving as discussions continue with only days to go.