Arsenal and Liverpool get a major transfer boost for Ligue 1 star

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That hesitance from Klopp could prove costly as Tanzi claims that Arsenal remain in the hunt for Lemar's signature with Arsene Wenger eyeing the French global as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

Now, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has spoken about a potential transfer and isn't exactly ruling it out.

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.

Lemar had been close to a move to the Gunners in the summer, with Monaco having accepted a £92m bid, only for the player to turn down a move.

"Today, the market is open. You know how insane the market is", Jardim explained.

Laurens told BBC Radio 5 Live's Euro Leagues Football Show: "I love it how for all Liverpool fans that it's a given that Lemar is going to come and replace Coutinho as early as this month". The paper says the defender, who has been highly-rated at Stamford Bridge, has caught the eye of several Championship clubs, but has been convinced to make the move to Sunderland for a relegation scrap. The numbers today are incredibly big.

With a little less than three weeks left in the transfer window, Jardim is expected to have more uncertain days over Lemar's future at the Stade Louis II.

"I want him to stay for longer because he's a very important player for us". If I stay here for 10 years I want Lemar to stay with me for 10 years.

The 28-year-old could join the Nerazzurri on a six-month loan deal, according to the Turin-based newspaper, as he seeks to play his way into the World Cup plans of England manager Gareth Southgate. "He has a lot of qualities, I like him a lot".

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