Thomas Lemar Wants Liverpool Move, Not Arsenal

Posted September 02, 2017

Sources on Thursday said the Gunners had accepted an offer of £55 million plus a further £5m in add-ons for Sanchez, but the deal was dependent on Arsenal finding a replacement.

However, France football journalist Matt Spiro claims that the Frenchman has his heart set on a move to Liverpool instead.

Lemar's preference was Liverpool, but the Reds were unwilling to bid above their valuation of £65m, resulting in the forward staying at Monaco for another year.

But the failure to bring Lemar in was just one of a number of shortcomings for Arsenal in the window.

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It's hard to say as the arrival of Lemar would surely see Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester City.

He scored 14 goals in all competitions last season, his second at the club, and played a significant role as they won the French championship and reached the Champions League semi-finals. "I was focused on my match, that was all that mattered for me", added the winger who still has three years to run on his contract at the Stade Louis II. You have to respect what really happens on the negotiation side.

He had been strongly linked with a big-money move to the English Premier League, with both Arsenal and Liverpool both credited with firm interest.

Much will also depend on how Monaco fare this season after selling a string of stars such as Kylian Mbappe, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.