Arsenal have been trying to negotiate a deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco for much of the transfer window, but reports are now claiming that Liverpool are keen to hijack said move.
The Gunners are known to be strict with their spending, and are proving once again that they refuse to give in to the craziness that the current era of finances have allowed to happen, and now look set to miss out on another key target over the price.
Monaco have overseen a mass exodus this summer, with Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemioue Bakayoko having already joined Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea, and Lemar and Kyliam Mbappe look likely to be the latest to continue that saga.
Arsenal were believed to be leading the chase to land the young French playmaker, and still are according to the bookmakers, but the latest news may well force the club to treat the matter with more impetus, in fear of losing out.
The club have poured plenty of time and effort into bringing him to the Emirates Stadium this term, and it would be a huge blow to lose him to a rival after so much work.
The Reds are believed to be eyeing Lemar as the man to replace Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho, who looks likely to move clubs should Neymar force a move to Paris Saint-Germain for a monster €222 Million.
Arsenal have supposedly failed with a £50 Million bid for the Monaco man, and look likely to miss out on their target over the price, but Liverpool may well be willing to splash the cash once Coutinho is snapped up.
Will Arsenal ever learn the way of the window before it’s too late? Will this Neymar deal trigger a number of moves?