Liverpool strike agreement to beat Arsenal to transfer of £87million-rated star

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Liverpool reportedly have an agreement in place to seal the transfer of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, though they are yet to meet his club’s asking price.

The Daily Mirror have linked both Liverpool and Arsenal with the France international in recent times, with both clubs in need of attacking reinforcements at the moment.

Liverpool have seen Philippe Coutinho leave for Barcelona this month, while Alexis Sanchez has just left Arsenal for Manchester United.

Lemar could be an ideal replacement in either team, but Yahoo Sport suggest the Reds would be the favourites to pip the Gunners to his signature at the moment.

While it seems there is an agreement in place with the player himself, Yahoo Sport report that Liverpool still need to match Monaco’s £87million valuation of the 22-year-old.

Thomas Lemar is a transfer target for Liverpool and Arsenal

That doesn’t seem too much to pay in this current market, with Lemar surely proving himself to be among the finest attacking midfielders in the game at the moment.

He played a major role in Monaco’s surprise Ligue 1 title success last season, and looks an ideal fit for a bigger club.

Lemar could slot in nicely at Liverpool in particular due to their fast and exciting attacking style involving similar wide-forwards such as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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