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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Arsenal agree Lemar deal and lodge Mbappe bid; Ancelotti advises Verratti to Barca; Auba to Chelsea or Liverpool;

It's that time of week again where we look back over the past seven days and check out what Tribal readers have fancied the most.

Overall, we've got stories about all the major clubs including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Tribal's European correspondent Emanuele Giulianelli broke some enormous news this week, especially for Arsenal fans.

The Gunners have struck a deal for Monaco's Thomas Lemar, who has been Arsene Wenger's primary target for the transfer window.

The fee is believed to be around £48m. However, the transfer will not be announced till after Arsenal return from their tour of Australia and China or until Monaco can find an adequate replacement.

It's not the only news to have come out of the Emirates this week, with Marca reporting that Arsenal have made a world-record bid for Monaco whizkid Kylian Mbappe.

It is understood that the Gunners have lodged a bid of £123.3m for the 18-year old.

The bid is three times the amount that Arsenal paid for Alexandre Lacazette.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be furious with former Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian, who now manages Bayern Munich, has advised Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti to join Real's bitter rivals, Barcelona.

According to Diario Gol, Perez sees Ancelotti's advise as a betrayal.

Well Florentino, maybe Carlo is still a little bit salty after you sacked him in 2015?

Speaking of Barcelona, club legend Xavi has told Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and Manchester City defender Eric Garcia that they are not welcome back at Camp Nou.

Bellerin, who left Barca for Arsenal in 2013, has been linked with a move back to the club, while Garcia made the switch to City last month.

But according to Xavi, their actions have place them on the black-list with the Blaugrana.

And finally, our Tribal feature piece discusses the protracted move of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Premier League.



Top 5 Tribal Football stories July 12 - July 18

1. EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal strike Thomas Lemar deal with Monaco

2. STUNNER! Arsenal make world record bid for Monaco superkid Kylian Mbappe

3. Betrayal? Real president Florentino stunned by latest Ancelotti act

4. Barca icon Xavi slams Bellerin, Man City signing Garcia: You're not coming back!

5. Aubameyang - Reds or Blues? Why Klopp, Conte considering the 'madman'

- We also identified what our readers are searching for -


Google

The top 5 stories searched through Google over the past week are below, including Arsenal's deal for Thomas Lemar and huge contract offer for Alexis Sanchez, while Real MadridFlorentino Perez aims for Eden Hazard.

1. EXCLUSIVE: Gunners strike Thomas Lemar deal with Monaco

2. Betrayal? Real president Florentino stunned by latest Ancelotti act

3. Why worry Gooners? Alexis proves Arsenal loyalty on hols

4. Real president Florentino rejects Mbappe; focuses on Hazard

5. Gunners offer huge contract Alexis


Facebook

The top 5 articles found through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, saw stories linked with Liverpool and Arsenal.

1. EXCLUSIVE: Gunners strike Thomas Lemar deal with Monaco

2. STUNNER! Gunners make world record bid for Monaco superkid Kylian Mbappe

3. Klopp happy with FSG backing

4. Dealmaker says Reds deal for van Dijk still on

5. Why worry Gooners? Alexis proves Arsenal loyalty on hols


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