The report by the TIMES this morning that Liverpool and Barcelona may reach a deal over Philip Coutinho of around £142m means Liverpool now have enough money to tempt Monaco to part with Thomas Lemar, a bad news for Arsenal fans.
Arsenal was close to signing Lemar at the dead of the summer transfer window but ultimately failed with several reports indicating the player prefers Liverpool over Arsenal.
Liverpool in recent times have had a strong pulling power with players preferring to move to Anfield.
LIVERPOOL ECHO is however reporting that Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim says they have no intention of selling Thomas Lemar to Liverpool during the January window, but leave the door open for that possibilities in the summer.
The question is of money, with the possible sale of Coutinho, Liverpool will have more than enough war chest to tempt Monaco. This is not a givem, Monaco is currently Second in Ligue 1 and will need their key players to execute the season.
Meanwhile, the METRO and Manchester Evening News reporting that Manchester City are coming for Alexis Sanchez this month!
Manchester City are experiencing bouts of injuries and Guardiola is now not willing to risk the situation and wants to bolster his team in January instead of waiting till the summer to get him on a free!
Wenger on Sanchez future as former Liverpool striker, John Aldridge Wants the Anfield Giant to Sign Him
A £60m offer was accepted by Arsenal last summer for SANCHEZ, this ultimately failed because Arsenal failed in their last minute attempt to sign Thomas LEMAR. The situation has not changed, there is still no replacement in sight for Sanchez, but the possibility of him walking away on a free transfer in another 6 months may play into the negotiation.