Liverpool are set to make a move to sign AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
That’s according to a report by The Mirror, in which they claim that the France international has emerged as Jurgen Klopp’s top target to replace Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian finally made the switch to join Barcelona this week after a transfer saga lasting around a year.
After a trio of offers were rejected last Summer, the Spanish giants finally made an acceptable offer for the twenty-five year old.
And that has left Klopp short in terms of an attacking playmaker as he looks to ensure his team’s season is not derailed by Coutinho’s exit.
Reports claimed that the German lodged a bid to bring Lemar to Anfield last Summer, but the French champions refused to allow him to leave after letting a series of star players make exits.
Arsenal and Chelsea are also said to be interested in signing the twenty-two year old – but reports claim that he would rather head to Anfield to become part of Klopp’s squad.
And this article claims that the German coach will launch a bid to bring him to the club this month to cover the loss of Coutinho.
But if Klopp is unable to secure a deal this month, he is likely to return at the end of the season with a fresh bid.