Arsenal fans’ misery is set to continue after reports emerged claiming that Liverpool are keen to secure a shock last-minute deal for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.
According to The Telegraph, the Merseyside outfit have made enquiries about a possible £55m deal, which would be a club-record figure.
Lemar has been linked to Arsenal throughout the entire summer, but manager Arsene Wenger recently told reporters that a deal is “dead” due to Monaco’s reluctance to sell another player following the departures of Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy.
The Telegraph claims that Liverpool’s approach was made earlier in the window, but they maintain an interest in Lemar amid continuing uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho’s future.
The publication suggests that Monaco will stand firm and refuse to sell Lemar, who has been part of the Ligue 1 club since his 2015 switch from Caen.
The rumours of Liverpool’s interest emerged after the Reds humiliated Arsenal in a 4-0 romp at Anfield on Sunday.
Fans are now worried that the Merseyside outfit will rub salt into the wound by stealing their target before the close of the transfer window this Thursday.
— Jacomus22 (@jacomus22) August 28, 2017
If Lemar signs for Liverpool then it just shows another side of Arsenal's failings. Truly are a laughing stock #afc
— Andrew Mearns (@azy46) August 28, 2017
Wow if Lemar joins Liverpool, i'd hate to be a an Arsenal supporter…oh 🙁 #AFC
— Röyal Arsenal (@Royal__Arsenal) August 28, 2017
Smart by Liverpool to upgrade on Coutinho with Lemar. While we're being thirsty AF with mediocrity like Ox. #AFC
— Jasön Fernándes (@jay3788) August 28, 2017
— Dövid G (@Greatgooner) August 28, 2017
Lemar joining Liverpool? Wouldn't be surprised. Wenger also said Monaco wouldn't sell Martial, he joined MUFC weeks later. #afc
— ArsenalCentral (@AFCCentralHQ) August 28, 2017
Waking up to a dismal reminder of our 4-0 thrashing, only to hear that Liverpool are likely to sign Lemar. 😑 Happy Monday everyone! #afc
— Nate (@ZiddlyBo) August 28, 2017
If Lemar goes to Liverpool this week, I think there'll be all out war. Some fans had fallen in love with that deal in June #AFC
— Joe Mc (@JPMc99) August 28, 2017
— Christopher Rees (@cejr79) August 28, 2017