Leonardo Jardim suggests Liverpool target Thomas Lemar could leave

  • Leonardo Jardim suggests Liverpool target Thomas Lemar could leave

Leonardo Jardim suggests Liverpool target Thomas Lemar could leave

The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer.

They also credit Arsenal with an interest in Lemar, with their bid in August setting "the starting point for any new negotiations".

Jardim claimed that Monaco were under no pressure to sell one of their prized assets before the window shuts at the end of the month, but admitted that he would have to see what occurs between now and then over Lemar's possible sale. Sources at Monaco indicate that the player has no gentleman's agreement with the club that would allow him to leave this month.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal had a £90m bid accepted on deadline day as they looked to find a replacement for Man City-bound Alexis Sanchez but Lemar felt it was too late to push through a move so chose to stay at Monaco.

"Lots of Liverpool and Arsenal supporters have been asking whether Thomas Lemar will be sold in this window", Swanson told Sky Sports News on Monday. Thomas Lemar fits the bill, he is one of the most sought-after talents in Europe, and has the potential to become one of the worlds greats.

After contributing to 31 goals in all competitions for Monaco last season (14 goals, 17 assists), the Frenchman has endured a slightly more subdued time on the pitch this campaign, scoring twice and making four assists in Ligue 1.

According to the Sun, Liverpool are set to swoop for the £90million rated ($121.9million) star by readying an offer for him this month.

The mega deal that saw Barcelona sign Coutinho means that Liverpool have funds available to them.