Rumour Mongering: Arsenal Accept Defeat in Thomas Lemar Chase

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Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has said that his club do not expect to sell attacker Thomas Lemar this January, but he confessed that if an astronomical offer came their way, they would be in no position to decline it.

The 21 year old French worldwide has been one of the hottest prospects in world football and both Arsenal and Liverpool are looking at him to fill voids in their squads.

Lemar had been close to making a switch to the Premier League with Arsenal last summer as Arsene Wenger looked to sign the £90m-rated forward to replace Manchester City-bound Sanchez.

The Reds have even explored the possibility of trying to sign Naby Keita six months earlier than expected - something that his club RB Leipzig are determined not to let happen. However, despite that, the French worldwide has struggled this season but still remains a world-class prospect. You know how insane the market is.

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Philippe Coutinho, an integral part of the Liverpool's fabulous four, consisting the lethal trio of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino, left England to complete his dream move to La Liga giants Barcelona.

"But", he added, "the transfer window lasts until the end of the month and many things can happen". But it also makes a lot of sense as to why Lemar would want to wait, why Monaco would want to wait.

Of course, we're all well aware that Jurgen Klopp could hold off from signing a Lemar or a Riyad Mahrez this month and wait to get his man in the summer in what he would view as the ideal circumstances. According to Sky Sports, the Gunners lodged a staggering £92 million offer at the end of the previous window in an attempt to sign the 22-year-old.

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