Chelsea Favourites To Sign Thomas Lemar Ahead Of Arsenal And Liverpool With Shock Offer

Chelsea are reportedly ready to let Michy Batshuayi join Monaco on loan in order to tempt the Ligue 1 club to sell Thomas Lemar in January.

Chelsea are ready to step up their chase for Lemar.

According to reports in France, both Arsenal and Liverpool are set to reignite their interest in Lemar during the January transfer window.

Arsenal had reached an agreement with Monaco over a £90million transfer fee for Lemar during the fag end of the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to reignite their interest in Thomas Lemar in January

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.

Chelsea are ready to offer Michy Batshuayi on loan to Monaco

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.

Lemar’s arrival at Chelsea will help Conte to implement ‘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.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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