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Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his squad and has now turned his attention to the Ligue 1 star. The player was a target for Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer but now the Blues are also interested.
According to reports, Chelsea are willing to pay €100m for Thomas Lemar! He was scouted heavily by Arsenal and Liverpool and both the clubs wanted to sign up the midfielder. However, Monaco refused to sell at that time.
Things look different now with the Ligue 1 club open to selling if the asking price is met. Arsenal and Liverpool could be back in the race for the player, but Lemar will demand a high wage rate, which the Gunners and the Reds are not willing to match.
According to reports, it is believed that Antonio Conte has the backing of the club and has made Lemar his no. 1 priority in this transfer window.
Lemar is also keen to move to London and Monaco feel this is the right time to cash in on the player. The winger has a slight dip in his performance when compared to his last season’s performances. But that has not stopped the English club from not pursuing the French international.
With Alexis Sanchez’s future still undecided, Arsenal are also looking for a replacement and Lemar could fit on the team nicely. However, the Gunners are not willing to match the player’s high wage rate making Chelsea clear favourites.