Liverpool have set the tone for a hectic finish to the summer transfer window by launching a pursuit of Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
The Reds are seemingly still on the lookout to add to the three signings they have made so far, although it doesn’t appear as though a new defender will be arriving before Thursday’s deadline.
Instead, the club looks as though it will be turning a focus towards strengthening the team higher up the pitch.
Following reports that Liverpool had made an inquiry to sign Lemar, the club has now lodged a bid of £55.5million, according to Sky Sports.
Sky sources: Liverpool make bid of £55.5m to Monaco for midfielder Thomas Lemar pic.twitter.com/9tYuSLMmOs
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 28, 2017
Lemar scored 12 goals in 39 games for Monaco last season and helped the French side to their first league title in 17 years.
His standout season also saw him break into the French national side, as well as drawing interest from both Barcelona and Arsenal- the latter of which reportedly had a £30million bid rejected for the 21-year-old.
Liverpool’s supposed interest comes amid speculation linking the club to both Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Though predominantly viewed as a winger, Lemar has also featured as a midfielder and boats the kind of energy, versatility and athleticism designed to see him thrive in a system such as that of Klopp’s.
Monaco are yet to have responded to the offer as they weigh up their options having already seen a number of key players leave the club this summer.