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Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign French and Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar, this is according to reports.
Lemar was subject of a huge £90m bid by Arsenal in the summer but the deal failed to materialise as Monaco did not find a replacement for him. Liverpool were also credited with interest for star but all their effort to sign him headed for the rocks.
Liverpool reportedly had two bids rebuffed in the summer but report emerged earlier this week that Jurgen Klopp will attempt a last ditch effort to star him in January. However, a new twist has surfaced that Chelsea will offer Michy Batshuayi in a swap deal for Lemar.
Batshuayi has not been able to impress Conte enough to get into the first team of Chelsea and they are weighing up a loan move for the star. According to the Mirror, Chelsea’s former technical director Michael Emenalo, has been the man behind deal as he now works for Monaco.
Conte has laid bare his frustration over the dearth of transfer activities at Chelsea and he has claimed that the only way his team can compete with Man City is if he fortifies his team.