English FA Cup kings, The Arsenal, have had their bids for Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon and Thomas Lemar of AS Monaco rejected, according to reports.
Lacazette, who scored over 30goals last season for Lyon in all competitions and Lemar are two of the Gunners’ top target this summer, as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his side ahead of a potentially decisive season, despite signing a new two year contract of the Emirates.
The 26-year-old striker had verbally agreed a move to La Liga side, Atletico Madrid, but that deal fell through after Los Colchoneros’ transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS.
Lacazette is valued at around £50m, following comments by Lyon’s President, Jean-Michel Aulas, he’d listen to offers in that region for the want-away striker.
For AS Monaco wide forward, Lemar, the Gunners have had a bid of around £30m rejected by the French champions.
Lemar was part of the Monaco side that won the club’s first league title in almost two decades, scoring nine times and assisting a further ten in the league.
Arsenal are also linked with a move for Lemar’s Monaco team mate, 18-year-old sensational striker, Kylian Mbappe.