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Liverpool ‘agree deal with Thomas Lemar’ but will not meet Monaco’s £90m asking price

Reports suggest January move is unlikely as Liverpool baulk at Monaco's demands

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Thomas Lemar but will not meet Monaco’s £90million asking price, according to reports.

The French international is a long-term target for the Reds and Arsenal, who failed with a last-ditch bid over the summer.

Thomas Lemar is wanted by Liverpool but Barcelona could rival the Reds

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Thomas Lemar is wanted by Liverpool but Barcelona could rival the Reds

And Yahoo claim Lemar, 22, has already agreed the outline of a deal with Anfield chiefs.


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The sticking point is Monaco demanding a huge fee after losing a number of talents in the last window.

They are prepared to sell any player but are tough negotiators and will command a premium.

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim said: “Today, the market is open. You know how crazy the market is.

Leonardo Jardim says he wants Thomas Lemar to stay for 10 years

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Leonardo Jardim says he wants Thomas Lemar to stay for 10 years

Thomas Lemar is a central midfielder who likes to drift forward and chip in with goals

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Thomas Lemar is a central midfielder who likes to drift forward and chip in with goals

“Things happen that even a club like Monaco cannot say no to.

“It happened to Liverpool [with Coutinho].

“The numbers today are incredibly big. Everything can change.

“The things I can say today are not true tomorrow. In the last two transfer windows, last summer and this winter, the numbers have gone up enormously.


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Monaco reportedly want £90million for Thomas Lemar

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Monaco reportedly want £90million for Thomas Lemar

“I still want to keep Lemar. If I stay here for 10 years I want Lemar to stay with me for 10 years.

“He is young, he can still play for 10 years. He has a lot of qualities, I like him a lot.”


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