Liverpool, Arsenal & Thomas Lemar
One of the transfer rumours which has bene talked about in January is a possible Premier League move for Thomas Lemar.
Back in the summer Arsenal tried to sign Lemar from Monaco.
However Arsenal’s attempts floundered as the Gunners left it too late in the window to try to get the deal done.
In recent weeks, as talks that Philippe Coutinho could join Barcelona have got louder, Liverpool have been linked to Lemar as well.
The Mirror’s Thursday update
The back page of the Mirror on Thursday claimed Liverpool are closing in on Lemar.
Readers were told the following by John Cross:
Liverpool have identified £90million-rated Thomas Lemar as the man they want to replace Philippe Coutinho.
Anfield officials have made contact with his club, French champions Monaco, to re-start negotiations for a player they tried to get last summer.
France international midfielder Lemar is also wanted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, but has indicated he is leaning towards the lure of Kop boss Jurgen Klopp and his emerging young team.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) January 3, 2018
Guillem Balague’s update
On Thursday, Sky Sports’s Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has posted his latest update on Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona, Liverpool and Thomas Lemar.
The first note is that Barcelona have still not lodged bod for Coutinho this January.
Second, Liverpool would likely accept €150 million for their South American star.
Finally, Balague has confirmed “not true at all LFC have bid for Lemar.”
On Coutinho. No offer from Barcelona has arrived yet, despite the insistence of Catalan media on the contrary. But will arrive. No agreement in price but €150 is a figure LFC will consider. Not true at all LFC have bid for Lemar. Coutinho won't play tomorrow pic.twitter.com/j3fJY2mvBj
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 4, 2018