Liverpool 'readying new Thomas Lemar bid in January'

Kristopher Nichols
December 15, 2017

Conte has insisted Musonda would need to be replaced if he were to be allowed to head out on loan in January, which may explain Chelsea's reported interest Bayer Leverkusen 20-year-old Leon Bailey.

Over the last few windows, Liverpool have, rather oddly, moved on quickly from transfer targets but they could L'Equipe believe that they could go back in for Lemar as they prepare for life without Philippe Coutinho, who is widely expected to join Barcelona next summer.

Lemar, a 22-year-old French worldwide, set Ligue 1 and the Champions League ablaze last season, with his combination of pace and pinpoint delivery having alerted some of Europe's biggest clubs to his talents. A move to Arsenal would have given the green light for Alexis Sanchez to complete a move to Man City, who had provisionally had a £60m bid accepted - providing Wenger could sign a replacement.

It would appear to be a given that Lemar won't be sticking around for the long term, and though Monaco would prefer to sell him in the summer, they may well have to let him leave mid-season.

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The club in question are Chelsea, who have always been rumoured to be on the lookout for reinforcements out wide.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the £80m-rated Lemar next month as Antonio Conte looks to revitalise his attack ahead of the second half of the campaign.

The youngster was one of the most talked about players in European football last summer, with several big name clubs from the Premier League and beyond interested in securing his services.

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