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Monaco encourage bids for Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar

The Independent logo The Independent 16/04/2018 Jack Austin
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Thomas Lemar finally looks set for a move to the Premier League this summer after AS Monaco’s vice-president admitted that the club would consider offers for the winger, with Liverpool and Arsenal thought to be at the front of the queue.

The 22-year-old, who looks set to star at this summer’s World Cup with France, was hours away from joining Arsenal on deadline day last year only for the move to break down causing Alexis Sanchez’s potential transfer to Manchester City to be scuppered.

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Liverpool are looking to bolster their flourishing attack even further despite the manner in which they have been rolling over even the sternest defences this season after not yet replacing Philippe Coutinho. 

Reports from France suggest Monaco, who surrendered their Ligue 1 title to Monaco this weekend, want in excess of £100m for Lemar and vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has encouraged potential suitors to bid for him.

Speaking to Telefoot, Vasilyev was asked about Lemar’s future and said: “Good luck to those who want him.”

When pushed on whether £110m would be enough for the Frenchman, he simply said Lemar would “cost a lot”.

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