Liverpool, Arsenal shock as Atletico open talks with £100m target

Date published: Monday 4th June 2018 2:13

Reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar is closing in on a move to Spain, according to the latest reports.

Spanish outlet AS claims that bringing Lemar to Atletico this summer remains a priority for the LaLiga giants, and that the club is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to make sure he ends up in Madrid.

Atleti’s director of sport Andrea Berta travelled to France to open talks with Monaco over a possible move for the 22-year-old in the upcoming transfer window.

The 22-year-old has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, with both Arsenal and Liverpool linked.

The Reds are keen to make the France international their third signing of the transfer window after Naby Keita and Fabinho, but Monaco will only accept a bid of over £100m for the winger, according to Transfer Market Web.

A bid of €115m (£101m) would reportedly be enough to tempt Monaco to sell their star, who can play on either wing, or more centrally as an attacking midfielder.


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