Arsenal are going all out for Thomas Lemar, with it likely that Alexis Sanchez will join Manchester City before the the window closes.
City have submitted a £55m plus £5m in add-ons bid for the Chilean, but the Gunners have instead responded by lodging a mega £90m bid for Monaco’s young Frenchman – who’s been the subject of three bids from Liverpool…
Now, it seems like a straight shootout between Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger for the 21-year-old, who’s already showed a preference for an Anfield switch (like most players in Europe this summer!).
Liverpool’s biggest bid to date is £75m, which has neither been accepted nor rejected by the Ligue 1 champions, so it remains to be seen whether we’ll up our bid to match Arsenal’s.
We’ve confirmed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain today, but are still in for Lemar and Virgil van Dijk. We’re not confident on either, but with seven hours left of the window and bucket loads of cash to spend, anything could happen.