Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar

Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar

Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar

But Lemar remained uncertain on Arsenal and is said to prefer Liverpool as a potential destination.

The French source have mentioned that Monaco only want cash to accept the transfer of Lemar, so, Liverpool would have to come up with a massive financial proposal.

This rejection will also have serious consequences for Manchester City, who have been told that Alexis Sanchez will now not be allowed to leave Arsenal, despite the club's tentatively agreeing a deal of an initial £55m with a further £5m in add-ons.

After apparently turning down a £90m move to the Emirates, the Monaco midfielder then went and bagged a fine brace for France in their World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands.

Coutinho is now on global duty with Brazil and doctors have passed him fit to participate in their World Cup qualifiers.

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Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona - where he played under Guardiola - in 2014 for a fee of about £35m. Even with that offer on the table, Pep Guardiola is unlikely to want Sterling to leave the club.

The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 39 appearances for Monaco last season as the principality club lifted the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The French website confirms that "everything" is being done to keep Lemar, but also that there isn't enough time to land the two.

Wenger declared a deal for Lemar "dead" earlier this month.

Soon after, on 88 minutes, Lemar made it 3-0, prodding home from close-range and robbing Gunner Alexandre Lacazette of a goal in the process!

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