Liverpool could enter the race for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar if the right pieces fall into place.
Another club could be interested in a player that we’re interested in. Should we be concerned? Well, we might have to be eventually, but only if the right pieces fall into place.
According to Le10 Sport via Sport Witness, Liverpool could go for Thomas Lemar should they lose Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona are interested in Coutinho and could sign him if PSG sign Neymar. Hence, Arsenal could face competition for Lemar.
It’s something of a long shot, as it depends on two other big deals going through and Thomas Lemar not joining Arsenal in the meantime. Liverpool have no intention of selling Coutinho, and any links to other attackers that could replace him are more ideas than anything at this stage.
As far as Arsenal are concerned, they’re still the only team seriously pursuing Lemar. However, the longer the deal goes on, the greater the chance of another team muscling in and making everything more complicated.
Monaco don’t want to sell Lemar, at least not cheaply, and if they’re consistent they wouldn’t sell to Liverpool either. With Arsenal having failed with three bids for the 21-year-old already, Arsene Wenger’s men are hardly in the driving seat.
Any club who bids more around £60m will procure Lemar’s signature this summer, according to the Evening Standard via the Daily Star, something appear reticent to do. The Gunners are trying to trim the wage bill and free up funds by ridding themselves of deadwood.