Arsenal are pursuing Lemar as a replacement to Alexis Sanchez who is set to leave the club while Liverpool are looking at the French International for the exact same reason as the Gunners – after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
And now Monaco’s manager Leonardo Jardim that a massive offer for the winger could easily change the club’s mind of not selling him in January.
Jardim said(as reported by the Daily Star): “Today, the market is open. You know how crazy the market is. Things happen that even a club like Monaco cannot say no to. It happened to Liverpool (with Coutinho).
“Things are as they are. The numbers today are incredibly big. Everything can change. The things I can say today are not true tomorrow.
“In the last two transfer windows, last summer and this winter, the numbers have gone up enormously. I still want to keep Lemar. If I stay here for 10 years I want Lemar to stay with me for 10 years.
“He is young, he can still play for 10 years. He has a lot of qualities, I like him a lot.”
A couple of days back we had reported that Monaco were willing to listen to offers for Thomas Lemar especially after Liverpool had sold Coutinho to Barcelona. The Ligue 1 side knew that the Reds have money to spend and were now looking to cash in on the opportunity to get a handsome fee for Thomas Lemar.