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Transfer news: Atletico Madrid sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Monaco to sign winger Thomas Lemar, possibly signalling Antoine Griezmann's impending departure.

Lemar, 22, had been linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal over the past 12 months but now he looks set to make the switch to La Liga.

Atletico said in a statement on their official website on Tuesday: "Atletico de Madrid and AS Monaco have achieved a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar to our club.

"Over the next days, both clubs will work to close the agreement for the definitive transfer."

The France international, currently in Russia with Les Bleus for the World Cup, joined Monaco in 2015 from Caen and made his international debut in November 2016.

Monaco echoed Atleti's statement on their official Twitter feed, saying: "AS Monaco and @Atleti announce that they have found an agreement in principle for the transfer of Thomas Lemar.

"The two clubs will continue to work in the coming days in order to find a definitive agreement."

The move came on the same day as fellow France forward Griezmann said he has decided on his future - but has refused to say whether he will leave Atletico this summer.

That led to Griezmann being cut to 11/10 to join Barcelona this summer, as he's been linked with the Spanish champions for some time.

Griezmann and Lamar will line up for France in Group C of the World Cup, where they will face Australia, Peru and Denmark.

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Most Read Football

Saturday's best bets1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

Our experts provide their best bets for Saturday's top-class racing, domestic football and the United States Grand Prix.

You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday2

Sporting Life Accumulator

Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package3

Premier League 3pm previews

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

Chelsea v Man United: Sporting Life's match preview4

Five losses in a row at the Bridge?

Jose Mourinho has lost four matches in a row at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United boss. Will the Blues pile on the misery for the Red Devils?

The latest from the back pages5

Saturday's Paper Talk

Southampton want former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to replace Mark Hughes & Arsenal eye up Roma star in today's back pages.

Football Tips

You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday

Sporting Life Accumulator

Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Premier League 3pm previews

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

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