Chelsea Favourites To Sign Thomas Lemar Ahead Of Arsenal And Liverpool With Shock Offer
Arsenal had reached an agreement with Monaco over a £90million transfer fee for Lemar during the fag end of the summer transfer window.
But the deal did not go through as the French winger opted to stay put at the Ligue 1 club which forced Arsenal to deny Alexis Sanchez a move to league rivals Manchester City.
Liverpool saw two bids for Lemar rejected by Monaco but Jurgen Klopp is ready to resume his pursuit of the French winger in order to replace Philippe Coutinho, should he get his wish to join Barcelona in January.
However, Chelsea are now in pole position to secure the services of Lemar.
And according to the Telegraph, the Blues are ready to offer Batshuayi on loan as well as a huge sum to sign Lemar from Monaco.
The report also claims that Conte wants to rope in Lemar because he can play in various positions across the front-line which will allow him to implement the ‘false nine’ more regularly.
The Blues also want to send Charly Musonda on loan as they want to rope in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Leon Bailey.