Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

One of Liverpool's top January transfer targets, Thomas Lemar, may choose to stay at Monaco this month to protect his World Cup chances.

However, with Liverpool losing Philippe Coutinho after a long and drawn out battle with Barcelona and Arsenal potentially seeing both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave the club, both clubs could use Thomas Lemar to fill the gaps.

The France worldwide was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window and Lemar was the subject of a £92m offer from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

Lemar had been close to making a switch to the Premier League with Arsenal last summer as Arsene Wenger looked to sign the £90m-rated forward to replace Manchester City-bound Sanchez. "The expectation still remains that Lemar will remain in Monaco beyond this month's deadline".

Let's hope one of those things is a move to Arsenal.

The 21-year-old is a rising talent in France and made 34 appearances last season for Monaco, as they won the title.

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"Diakhaby is progressing, even if he's not doing everything right, he's young and we believe in him".

"We don't usually sell in winter, but the transfer window is open until the end of the month, and you have to prepare yourself for anything and everything", Jardim told L'Equipe.

The French midfielder - who nearly moved to the Gunners on the summer deadline day - nodded home after just three minutes on the French Riviera.

If Arsenal or Liverpool want to land the highly talented forward this month then they may have to splash out £90 million or more.

"It might happen. I think it won't happen now but more [likely] in the summer than now, in January, but it might still happen before I get abused by Liverpool fans".

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