Liverpool are to persist with their £74M pursuit of Monaco star Thomas Lemar despite the fact that the Reds look set to complete the £40M signing of Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in what is set to be the club’s biggest transfer window in it’s history, according to the Independent.
It is believed by the Independent that the club were weighing up whether to persue Lemar or Southampton star Virgil Van Dijk, with it being decided yesterday afternoon that the club were to continue their pursuit of the 21-year-old Monaco winger.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly very eager to bolster his squad before tonight’s 11pm deadline report the Independent, after his side’s title challenge faded after the turn of the year last season due to his squad’s lack of depth.
As reported by the Independent, Monaco have already seemingly prepared for a potential Lemar departure by signing Lazio winger Keita Balde Diao, with Liverpool now feeling that they can get a deal done for the Monaco star for cash plus Divock Origi, which is an offer that would be equal around £74M.
Should Liverpool get deals for both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lemar over the line before tonight’s deadline, it’ll surely give a huge boost to the Merseyside club’s title hopes this season.