Monaco vice-president hints at Thomas Lemar transfer

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Monaco have hinted at a potential move for Thomas Lemar but have warned it will take a substantial fee to lure him away from the club.

The Frenchman seemingly remains on Liverpool’s radar having been subject to a bid upwards of £70million last summer and follow up interest following Philippe Coutinho’s January departure.

Despite having looked a priority target, Jurgen Klopp was supposedly put off by Monaco’s reported £90million valuation.

The Ligue 1 side were also notably reluctant to part ways with the forward midway through the season, which perhaps played a role in elevating their hefty asking-price.

Discussing a transfer, vice-president Vadim Vasiley told Telefoot: “Good luck to those who want him.”

When asked how much the club would sell Lemar for, he said: “He’s worth a lot.”

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Monaco were rocked by a mass exodus of their star players at the beginning of the season, which will have undoubtedly fuelled a sterner approach to demanding big money moving forward.

Their history of exports do, however, leave them as a club in no great position to tempt players that there is progression worth staying for.

Lemar looks a strong contender to be the next to depart and could again ascend on Klopp’s wishlist as the German seeks to bolster his strength in depth.

A key trait of the 22-year-old appears to be his versatility having been known to feature out-wide as well as occupying a more central role.

Though he hasn’t enjoyed a strikingly productive season, he, at first glance, flaunts the pace and directness designed to flourish in a setup such as Liverpool’s.

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