Liverpool Confident £90m Star Will Snub Arsenal In Favour Of Anfield Move

By on December 20, 2017

The January transfer window is just around the corner meaning clubs are working hard on potential deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, is Thomas Lemar heading for Liverpool?

Liverpool are set to renew their interest in signing Thomas Lemar and believe the £90m-rated Monaco attacker favours a move to Anfield over Arsenal, according to the Independent.

Lemar developed in to one of the most in-demand players in Europe during the summer after providing 14 goals and 17 assists to help fire Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season.

The 22-year-old was strongly linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool during the closing stages of the window and Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed in October that it was the Gunners who came closest to securing Lemar’s signature.

Arsene Wenger is expected to go back in for the French international as he looks to find a replacement for Alexis Sanchez – who’s set to leave after failing to agree terms over a new contract.

However, Arsenal will once again face competition from Liverpool as the Independent claim Jurgen Klopp is also ready to renew his interest in signing Lemar when the transfer window reopens next month.

The Reds boss is also in the market for an attacking midfielder as Barcelona continue their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho and it appear Lemar is the player Klopp has identified as a potential replacement.

And it looks like Liverpool are confident they’ll win the race for his signature as the newspaper says the Merseysiders believe Lemar’s first choice is a move to Anfield if the club can get a deal agreed with Monaco.

It remains to be seen how much foundation there is behind Liverpool’s confidence but they better be prepared to dig deep if they want to sign Lemar as the Independent suggest it will take around £90m for Monaco to cash-in.

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Let’s see how things develop over the coming months but I wouldn’t rule Arsenal out of the running just yet as the north Londoners have the financial muscle to compete with Liverpool and Wenger has a long history of developing young French players.

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