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Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuits of AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar with reports suggesting Liverpool are not interested in signing the Frenchman this month.
The Metro claims Arsenal and Liverpool made bids for Lemar during the final week of the summer transfer window with the Gunners coming close to clinching a €100m (£90m) deal, only for the move to fall through at the eleventh hour.
Confirmation of Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona has intensified suggestions Liverpool will look to Lemar to fill the void left by the Brazil international. But according to Sky Sports, the Merseyside club are not looking to bring forward a possible move for the 22-year-old.
That development will be welcomed by Arsenal if Arsene Wenger does decide to push forward with a move for Lemar. Manchester City still hope to strike a deal for Alexis Sanchez this month after their summer deadline day move collapsed, a development that would once again see Arsenal turn to Lemar as a replacement for the Chile international.