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Monaco have confirmed they have reached an agreement in principle to sell attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar to Atletico Madrid.

The Ligue 1 side said the two sides will “continue to work in the coming days in order to find a definitive agreement.”

The 22-year-old France international has been subject of interest from Arsenal and Liverpool among others, but he now appears destined for a move to La Liga.

The Guadeloupe-born attacker joined Monaco from Caen ahead of the 2015-16 season, and eventually established himself as one of Ligue 1’s best left-sided players.

Lemar broke through in the 2016-17 campaign, scoring 14 goals and adding 17 assists as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals.