Atletico reaches deal to sign France international Lemar

Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign France international Thomas Lemar from Monaco. Atletico announced 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 it reached the Champions League semifinals in the 2016-17 season. Atletico won the Europa League this year.