Not Lemar, Arsene Wenger sanctions deal for €33m-rated dribble king

Arsenal have had their offer for Borussia Dortmund wide-man Ousmane Dembele turned down by the club, according to reports.

The Gunners boss has not been successful in his attempt to lure his prime target Monaco’s Thomas Lemar to the Emirates, with the French champions not willing to part with the France international.

Arsene Wenger wants to revamp his squad ahead of the coming season but has been unable to add to his two signings so far. Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac have been Arsenal’s only acquisitions this summer and Wenger is desperate to sign a winger, with the growing speculations of Alexis Sanchez possible exit from the club.

Sanchez is into the final year of his contract at the Emirates and has been linked with a £35 million move to PSG and in an attempt to find a replacement for him, Arsenal were said to have made a move to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele

However, Spanish media outlet, Mundo Deportivo, has revealed that the German club rejected Arsenal’s offer for the talented youngster. Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the winger while French giants PSG have also had their offer for the 21-year-old, whose fine form for Dortmund last season has not gone unnoticed, rejected by the club.

Dembele joined Dortmund from Rennes last summer and helped them to win the DFB-Pokalh He scored 10 goals and provided 21 assists across all competitions for them last season.

Dembele is valued at €33m according to transfermarkt.