Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are all in the race to sign talented left winger Thomas Lemar from Monaco according to reports.
Chelsea have now joined in with Arsenal and Liverpool in monitoring the Monaco star.
All three clubs are set to battle it out for the talented Frenchman in January according to reports. Arsenal were close to signing the 22-year-old in the last transfer window for £90m in the final hours of the transfer window but missed out. Monaco had already lost Tiemoue Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe to Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG respectively.
Liverpool have been scouting the winger for some time with the Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev claiming the Reds had lodged two failed bids for the winger.
And French newspaper L’Equipe claim that both Arsenal and Liverpool will try to sign Lemar again in January. The pair will both face a battle with Chelsea however for his signature as the Blues have made enquiries to Monaco about his availability.
Lemar has exploded onto the scene since starring for Monaco in their Champions league run last season, as well as helping Monaco to the French Ligue 1 title last season.
It’s believed a bid of around £90m could secure the move but the price could go up with all three clubs interested now, which could result in a bidding war.
The French international has made 71 appearances for Monaco and has scored 15 goals, and he has also made eight appearances and scored two goals for the senior national team..
Lemar started out at French club Caen before making the move to Monaco in 2015 for £3.4m.