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Liverpool are close to securing a deal for Monaco and France international midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to French reports.
The report claims that “over the past few weeks,” the Merseyside club have made some “good moves” for the 22-year-old, and that an “agreement in principle” is close to being completed.
With Monaco understood to be willing to let Lemar leave in the summer, Liverpool “aren’t far away from having done most of the work” in regards to securing his signature. Liverpool lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January and were subsequently linked with a host of possible replacements which included Lemar.
Lemar first caught Liverpool’s eye in the summer after he bagged 14 goals and provided 14 assists as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. The Reds’ sporting director Michael Edwards subsequently held talks with the club in August but they were unable to agree on a fee and the deal broke down.
Liverpool could come back with a fresh approach in the summer transfer window 2018.