Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Liverpool, Arsenal must spend £90m to land Thomas Lemar

Liverpool, Arsenal must spend £90m to land Thomas Lemar

Ozil and Sanchez will become free agents in the summer; however, the latter could be on the move this month with Manchester City favourites to land the Chilean.

Arsenal attempted to sign Lemar last summer, failing with a bid late in the transfer window, and remain keen on the France global, while Liverpool have been linked following the sale of Philippe Coutinho. In a bid to maintain the attacking prowess Liverpool are determined to get Lemar but are yet to formally bid for the player.

The France global has been on the radar of both Premier League clubs since the summer, coming particularly close to joining the Gunners in a deadline-day move.

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte has confirmed that Chelsea were interested in Virgil van Dijk until Liverpool's willingness to part with £75m for the defender priced the reigning Premier League champions out.

Arsenal, though, are set to rekindle their interest in Lemar and are poised to make another offer for the winger in January, with Alexis Sanchez's exit from the Emirates Stadium looming large.

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"You know how insane the market can be", he said, per Robin Bairner of Goal.

But given Lemar was a target for Liverpool towards the end of the summer transfer window, it seems likely he would remain on the radar following Coutinho's exit. With surging interest of the top clubs in their prized possession, Monaco have made a decision to encash big on Lemar and have demanded a whopping £90 million for his services.

Coach Leonardo Jardim has opened the door for Lemar's sale, claiming "many things could happen". I still want to keep Lemar.

"Diakhaby is a young player, we believe in him, he has progressed".

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