Sport Liverpool target Lemar could leave next summer

21:40  12 october  2017
21:40  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Monaco chief admits Arsneal target Lemar could leave

  Monaco chief admits Arsneal target Lemar could leave 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. 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.

The transfer window is now closed but clubs are already thinking ahead to January and next summer so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. THOMAS LEMAR could have left Monaco for Arsenal or Liverpool had Manchester City signed Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

THOMAS LEMAR could finally complete his move to the Premier League next summer while Monaco are not ruling out Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar in action for France. “We had some players who were supposed to leave this summer but didn't leave because of X, Y, Z. I think it

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.

Liverpool target set for new release clause

  Liverpool target set for new release clause Liverpool target Faouzi Ghoulam could be set for a new contract at Napoli, with a release clause. According to Calcio Mercato, if Ghoulam signs a new deal with the Serie A club then he would have a release clause of up to €40m. Ghoulam’s current contract with Napoli expires at the end of the season, which is a concern for the Italian team. They are working hard to tie him down for the future, with Liverpool having the chance to sign him on a free next summer if they fail in doing so. The report claims that Juventus, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are all eyeing up the left-back and are watching his contract situation very closely. Ghoulam has been impressing for Napoli in the Serie A this season, catching the eye of the three European giants. Liverpool signed Andrew Robertson from Hull in the summer, but are clearly still looking to strengthen their fullback position.

Some Liverpool fans have voiced their belief that the former Inter Milan midfielder could stay at the club past next summer with pictures of A likely scenario given the wild ending to the summer transfer window is that the Reds go back in for AS Monaco’s hugely talented midfielder Thomas Lemar .

Liverpool Transfer News: Phil Thompson thinks Liverpool should sign Lemar if Coutinho leaves . Klopp: Ox can reach his full potential. Liverpool are keen to bring in a replacement for Coutinho and have already signed Naby Keita for next summer . Thomas Lemar is their main target today and

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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 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.”

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Williams set for new deal with Bilbao .
Liverpool target Inaki Williams is set for a new deal with his current club Athletic Bilbao. According to Calcio Mercato, Bilbao are set to increase his wage and up his release clause if he is to sign an extended contract. His current release clause is set at €50m, with Bilbao now ready to increase that, potentially in light of recent big money moves in Europe. This summer saw three deals more expensive than the world-record transfer fee coming into the window. Ousmane Dembele, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all completed moves that will cost over £100m. The report does not, however, mention how much Bilbao will set his new release clause at. Liverpool and Juventus are both said to be keen admirers of the Spanish forward, who has impressed in La Liga. Williams has scored two goals and registered four assists so far this season, with Liverpool monitoring his progress ahead of January.

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