There are three days till the transfer window closes. Three more days of agents pushing for better deals for their players, of tabloids earnestly trying to convince us that every deal is 100% completed, and of Coutinho malarkey.
But until then, we get to take a break from celebrating victories, like today’s 4-0 trouncing of Arsenal, and sift through some more rumours.
Today’s news comes from sources in France who have said Liverpool have made an inquiry to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar for approximately £55million. According to the reports, the bid was made earlier in the summer and is not tied to Coutinho leaving.
Lemar is an extremely talented player and has been on the radar of several EPL clubs for a while now, with Arsenal pushing the hardest for a move and having all three of their bids rejected. Monaco, completely justifiably, have seemed disinclined to lose another player this summer, especially with it looking increasingly likely that Kylian Mbappe will make a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Quite frankly, the Liverpool connection seems tenuous at best and is more likely to be idle chatter than any real movement in the transfer market. Monaco made it clear earlier in the summer that they will be banking on interest in Lemar skyrocketing over the next season and the fee for the player doing just the same. Arsenal and Liverpool will likely just have to wait till then to duke it out.
It would have been a pleasure to see Lemar wearing the liver bird, but it seems like it’s going to remain a pipe dream for now.