Liverpool FC hope to beat Arsenal to 22-year-old forward with £90m bid – report

Liverpool FC and Arsenal will renew their rivalry for the signature of AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in the summer, according to reports

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Liverpool FC are ready to rival Arsenal for the signing of AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in the summer, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the France international is set to command interest from both Premier League teams given his emergence at AS Monaco.

The same article states Arsenal are still in the market to sign Lemar despite the imminent arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United.

The 29-year-old is a short term option to bolster Arsene Wenger’s forward options but the Gunners boss is thought to be keen to sign a promising talent for the long haul.

Arsenal missed out on Lemar’s signature last summer despite the north London side agreeing a staggering £92m deal with the Ligue 1 champions.

Liverpool FC are rumoured to be interested in signing the France international following Philippe Coutinho’s big-money move to La Liga giants Barcelona.

The Reds have already signed Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton earlier in the January transfer window.

Lemar was a key part of the Monaco side that managed to beat cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title last term.

Indeed, the attacker scored 11 goals and made 12 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions last term.

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