- Liverpool ready to go back in for Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar
- Arsenal also interested after their summer bids rejected as well
- French club recently knocked out of Europe following poor Champions League campaign
- SEE MORE: ‘LFC really interested’ in Lemar, ‘Definitely’ chance next summer – Monaco VP speaks Thomas
It kind of went under the radar because of the focus on Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk at the end of the summer, but Liverpool had a proper £64.8m bid submitted for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
Sky Sports confirmed as much as the time, but unfortunately, the French rejected our advances, as they did with Arsenal on deadline day as well.
The London club offered over £90m for the 21-year-old, but Monaco still wouldn’t budge.
Now, according to L’Equipe, Liverpool and Arsenal are both prepared to try for Lemar again when the January window opens. The Echo also ran the story this morning.
Arsenal & Liverpool will make renewed efforts to sign AS Monaco attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar next month, according to tomorrow's L'Équipe.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) December 12, 2017
Monaco are in a far less powerful position now; knocked out of the Champions League and nine points behind PSG in Ligue 1 already.
There is an assumption that Lemar will eventually depart, as all their good players do, but with both ourselves and Arsene Wenger’s side keen, the playmaker’s price will be potentially enormous.
We can only see Liverpool shelling out a monstrous fee in January for the prodigy if we give in to Barcelona and sell them Coutinho.
Given how hard we tried to keep him during the summer, that seems unlikely, especially considering both Coutinho and Lemar are cup-tied.