Sport Monaco chief admits Arsneal target Lemar could leave

20:35  12 october  2017
20:35  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Liverpool target Lemar could leave next summer

  Liverpool target Lemar could leave next summer AS Monaco could sell Thomas Lemar next summer, with it being confirmed by their vice-president that Liverpool were seriously interested in the recent transfer window. The Reds made many attempts late on in the window to land the France international, but were knocked back by a Monaco side eager to keep hold of their key players after a number of departures. Arsenal were rumoured to have had a huge bid worth in the region of £90 million accepted for Lemar on the final day of the window, but the move fell through. However, it doesn’t look as though all hope is lost for Liverpool in their pursuit of Lemar, and Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has admitted that the wide man could leave next summer. As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, the Monaco chief said: “Liverpool were really interested. But it was Arsenal that was really close to finalising the deal. It was quite close. At the same time it was just too late, not enough time, to really follow up on this deal. Not all the elements of the puzzle fell in place.” “I’m very happy he stayed with us. For us, we need a player like Thomas Lemar. He’s very important to our team.” Vasilyev confirmed that both teams were keen to secure the services of Lemar, but were halted in their pursuits, and a move is possible at the end of the season. “Definitely next summer will be something to look at, although you know in football there are no guarantees. We had some players who were supposed to leave this summer but didn’t leave because of X, Y, Z.” “I think it would be fair to say Thomas will have a fair chance to an exit next year.

Monaco have admitted Thomas Lemar could leave the club. Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar would have joined - www.dreamteamfc.com. Monaco chief Vadim Vasilyev revealed Thomas Lemar wanted out this summer.

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Arsenal’s interest in AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar was well documented over the course of the summer.

The Gunners made several attempts early on in the window to land the France international, but were knocked back by a Monaco side eager to keep hold of their key players after a number of departures.

Arsenal were rumoured to have had a huge bid worth in the region of £90 million accepted for Lemar on the final day of the window, but the move fell through.

However, it doesn’t look as though all hope is lost for the Gunners in their pursuit of Lemar, and Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has admitted that the wide man could leave next summer.

Leicester give summer signing Silva brilliant shirt number after his move was held up

  Leicester give summer signing Silva brilliant shirt number after his move was held up Leicester City appear to have poked fun at the deal to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Clube de Portugal by handing him the number 14 shirt. Twitter: Look who it is! @adrien_silva23 trains with his #LCFC team-mates. https://t.co/ym13zYDvJX (@MercuryLCFC) The Portuguese midfielder has finally started training with his team-mates after his move to the Premier League was held up. The Foxes signed the midfielder as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who left for Chelsea on transfer deadline day. Unfortunately for Leicester, they missed the deadline to register signings, by just 14 seconds. Silva is now unable to play in any competitive fixtures until January but he can feature in behind-closed-doors friendlies in a bid to boost his match fitness. The midfielder has been a long-term target for Leicester, so handing him the number 14 shirt is a light-hearted take on the deal that has been held up for some time.

Thomas Lemar was happy to join both Arsenal AND Liverpool, according to Monaco ’s vice-president. Arsene Wenger confirmed he made a £91million bid to land the winger this summer. Juventus chief admits they tried to sign Emre Can and could return in January.

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As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, the Monaco chief said:

“Liverpool were really interested. But it was Arsenal that was really close to finalising the deal. It was quite close. At the same time it was just too late, not enough time, to really follow up on this deal. Not all the elements of the puzzle fell in place.”

“I’m very happy he stayed with us. For us, we need a player like Thomas Lemar. He’s very important to our team.”

Vasilyev confirmed that both Arsenal and Liverpool were keen to secure the services of Lemar, but were halted in their pursuits, and a move is possible at the end of the season.

“Definitely next summer will be something to look at, although you know in football there are no guarantees. We had some players who were supposed to leave this summer but didn’t leave because of X, Y, Z.”

“I think it would be fair to say Thomas will have a fair chance to an exit next year.”

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Lacazette reveals Sanchez's role in his move to Arsenal .
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been discussing Alexis Sanchez’s influence in his decision to join the club, Goal report. The France international finally secured a move to the Gunners in the summer for a club-record fee claimed to be in the region of £50m. He has since impressed, netting four goals in his first seven Premier League games. Lacazette has been quoted as insisting that playing with players of Sanchez’s calibre was a fundamental reason for him choosing to make the switch to the Emirates in the summer. “That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Arsenal – to play with players of [Alexis’] calibre. Just seeing him in training, I like the way he plays and his mental attitude.” “His approach makes me want to play alongside him – hopefully for many years.” Sanchez himself has been at the heart of much controversy. He saw a deadline day move to Manchester City fall through at the last hurdle after Arsenal failed to sign Thomas Lemar for £92 million from Monaco. However, his contract is quickly running down, and it appears as though both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will depart the club in the summer for free unless they are snapped up in January.

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