Liverpool FC chiefs jet out to secure fourth summer signing – report
Liverpool FC officials have flown out to Monaco to try and push through a deal to bring Thomas Lemar to Anfield, say reports
Liverpool representatives are jetting out to Monaco to help push through a deal for the Reds to sign Thomas Lemar before the transfer deadline, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Reds made a fresh offer of £74m plus Divock Origi on loan as they look to clinch the signing of the 21-year-old France attacker.
The same report says that Monaco have already rejected one bid from Liverpool for the France international forward.
The story says that Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring the 21-year-old to Anfield and that the player is open to working under the German manager.
The article also claims that Monaco have “prepared” for the likely departure of Lemar by signing Keita Balde on Tuesday.
Lemar has long been linked with a transfer to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal thought to have been keen on signing him for much of the current window.
However, if the latest reports are to be believed, it is now Liverpool who are leading the chase for his signature.
Liverpool have made a strong start to the new Premier League season and thrashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday to move them up to second in the table after three games.