Reported Liverpool target Lemar could leave Monaco, Jardim admits

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Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with Monaco's Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window. With surging interest of the top clubs in their prized possession, Monaco have made a decision to encash big on Lemar and have demanded a whopping £90 million for his services.

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".

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.


But with the scoring form of Liverpool's trio, especially Salah who has 17 goals so far at 0.96 per 90, Lemar to Liverpool could be a deal worth doing.

The 20-year-old Brazilian has impressed this season and has an excess of talent and a clearly bright future but is just clearly a step or two behind Lemar at this stage.

The Reds and Gunners have always been linked with Lemar after his stunning form last term piqued their interest, and both are plotting moves for the France global as replacements for Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez respectively.


Monaco managed to hold on to the player, but with the winter window, the rumours around the Frenchman's future have again attracted the spotlight this month.

"You know the problem with the transfer window", he said in a press conference when quizzed about Lemar's future at Monaco.

"It might happen. I think it won't happen now but more [likely] in the summer than now, in January, but it might still happen before I get abused by Liverpool fans".


That said, Liverpool will have to put a huge amount of money if they want to land Lemar at Anfield as Monaco representatives have finally elected the price for their star player.

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