Tuesday 21 November 2017

Reds bid for Lemar

Monaco's French midfielder Thomas Lemar. Photo: Getty Images
Monaco's French midfielder Thomas Lemar. Photo: Getty Images

Independent.ie@Newdesk

Liverpool have made an inquiry to sign Monaco's Thomas Lemar for a club record fee of up to €60m, according to sources in France.

The move is not linked to the future of Philippe Coutinho with Liverpool having rejected three offers from Barcelona for the playmaker including a package of up to €125m.

It remains to be seen if Barcelona make a final offer before the window closes on Thursday, with Coutinho, desperate to leave. Liverpool insist they will not sell the Brazilian regardless of what is offered.

Monaco are determined not to sell the 21-year-old French international during this window having already seen Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva depart and Kylian Mbappe being linked with PSG but Liverpool intend to test their resolve.

Irish Independent

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