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Chelsea to battle Arsenal, Liverpool for £80m Lemar

14 December 2017, 10:50 | Kristopher Drake

Chelsea could use Michy Batshuayi as makeweight in Thomas Lemar deal

Thomas Lemar

Champions Chelsea are looking for reinforcements in the January transfer, and according to Matt Law from The Telegraph, they are plotting a £80 million move for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

The Reds spent the closing stages of the summer transfer window pursuing the France worldwide, lodging a bid worth over £70 million.

Chelsea could reportedly use Michy Batshuayi as a makeweight in a potential deal for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

The club did not rule out the possibility of a January exit however with L'Equipe now reporting both Arsenal and Liverpool will renew their efforts to sign the player next month.

They claim that Liverpool are willing to pay €90 million (£79.46 million) for the youngster, who is seemingly earmarked as a long-term replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

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However, L'Equipe ensure that the interest of the Premier League champions in a move for the gifted winger is very much concrete, with the board at Stamford Bridge ready to break the bank for Antonio Conte following their failings on the transfer front during the summer.

Lemar was the subject of frenzied bidding by both Liverpool and Arsenal in August, reports the Mirror, with Jurgen Klopp tabling a €90million (£79.5m) in the summer, followed by a bid of €100m (£88.3m) from the Gunners.

Monaco stood firm last summer to keep hold of Lemar but they are currently nine points beind PSG in Ligue 1 and after they were knocked out of Europe, there is now a chance that they could decide that the time is right to cash in on him.

Lemar, a 22-year-old French global, set Ligue 1 and the Champions League ablaze last season, with his combination of pace and pinpoint delivery having alerted some of Europe's biggest clubs to his talents.

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