Madrid: Atletico Madrid says they have reached a deal to sign France international Thomas Lemar from Monaco. Atletico announced on Tuesday it has a “preliminary agreement” with Monaco and “both clubs will work” to complete the transfer.

The 22-year-old winger is with France in Russia for the World Cup. He has scored three goals in 12 matches with the national team. Lemar was a key player for Monaco when they reached the Champions League semi-finals in the 2016-17 season. Atletico won the Europa League this year.