Liverpool are close to reaching an agreement to sign Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.
That’s according to a report by French outlet Le 10 Sport, who are claiming that the Reds are near to reaching an ‘agreement in principle’ with the Ligue 1 champions.
It had appeared that the club had ended interest in bringing the France international to Anfield following preliminary talks with Monaco earlier this year.
But things now look to have moved forward, if there is any truth to this report, and the twenty-two year old could finally be heading to Merseyside to become part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad for next season.
Lemar has just two years left on his contract and has refused to enter negotiations over an extension as he looks to make the next step in his playing career.
His club appear to have accepted that they will not be convincing him to put pen to paper on a new deal and may well lower their asking price for the attacking midfielder, which would help to facilitate a move.
Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim ruled out the possibility of selling Lemar in January when he stated that they do not like to sell players partway through the season, which suggested an agreement could be possible for the Summer.
“We do not typically sell players in the winter transfer window.” he said.
It now looks like there has been some movement on a transfer and Lemar could finally be heading to Anfield.