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Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

Jardim was quoted as saying that "many things can happen" while talking about the possibility of a transfer.

Lemar is regarded as one of the most exciting young midfielders to have emerged out of France in recent years, thanks largely due to his exploits for Monaco last season.

Although Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has failed to rule out a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, he has told Sky Sports that if Manchester City join the race then the Gunners will come out "second best".

"Liverpool are also in the market for an attacker to replace Philippe Coutinho, who finalised a move to Barcelona at the weekend".

Lemar was the subject of huge interest during the summer transfer window and Premier League outfit Arsenal were believed to have offered around £90million to acquire his services.

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Liverpool would need to eclipse the club-record fee paid for Virgil van Dijk if they are to be successful in signing AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

And his boss, Leonardo Jardim has hinted although subtly that the Ligue 1 Champions are ready to business this month, which opens the doors for both Liverpool and Arsenal.

But, several clubs still remain interested in the 22-year-old, with Arsenal and Liverpool, in particular, keen on signing him. "We do not typically sell players in the winter transfer window".

It seems little coincidence that on the same weekend Coutinho's departure for the Camp Nou was announced, the Mirror's John Cross reported a January bid for Monaco ace Lemar was expected from the Reds.

"And, for Lemar, it's a risk to go to Liverpool right now in the way that, at Monaco, he would play every single game".