Liverpool looking to sign Thomas Lemar in January


The future of Thomas Lemar is discussed in The Daily Mirror, which reports that not only will Arsenal and Liverpool both make renewed attempts to sign the French midfielder next month, so will Chelsea.

The Reds were one of a number of clubs who were interested in Lemar towards the closing stages of the summer window and are understood to have made a club-record £75m offer for the France global.

If Liverpool are indeed pursuing him, it will be interesting to see what Lemar would cost in this market.

Coutinho will likely find himself the subject of a new bid from Barcelona in January, though it is unlikely he will be allowed to leave Merseyside.

Arsenal have been claimed to be interested in renewing their interest in Lemar in January, although would not be willing to match their summer offer, but reports today suggest that they could have competition from fellow Premier League rivals, Chelsea.

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In their Tuesday edition the French newspaper explain Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to "reformulate" their summer offers for Lemar, and in the case of the London club that's said to be €100m.

Monaco stood firm last summer to keep hold of Lemar but they are currently nine points beind PSG in Ligue 1 and after they were knocked out of Europe, there is now a chance that they could decide that the time is right to cash in on him.

It is hard to see where Lemar would fit into Klopp's immediate plans, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in fine form on the flanks and Coutinho a mainstay in the playmaking role.

The signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on deadline day has given Klopp considerably more options both in midfield and attack, while Adam Lallana is poised to return from injury.