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Liverpool Transfer News: Barcelona Preparing To Hijack Thomas Lemar Deal, Talks Planned

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Barcelona are plotting a late bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar after failing to land Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

Thomas Lemar is attracting strong interest from Liverpool and Barcelona

The La Liga giants desperately wanted to rope in the Liverpool star but the Reds have rejected three back-to-back bids from Barca- making it clear that the Brazilian will not be sold.

And with just one day remaining for the summer transfer window to shut shop, Barca have made a huge push to rope in Lemar in case they cannot land the Brazilian.

Klopp will not sell his star player

And according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are now desperate to sign Lemar before Thursday’s deadline day amid huge interest from Liverpool.

Liverpool have already seen two bids rejected by AS Monaco for winger Thomas Lemar, according to Sky Sports.

The Reds had launched a latest bid of around £64.8m, having previously made an offer worth £55.5m for roping in the French winger.

Liverpool hope to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco

Reports in France have claimed that the Ligue 1 club is not willing to sell their player and want him to stay at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window.

But now Liverpool are plotting an improved £74.4m third bid for Lemar, according to FootTheBall sources.

The talented French winger has 12 goals to his name in 39 appearances last season and has three years left on his current contract with Monaco.

Monaco are not willing to sell Lemar.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool are ready to offer striker Divock Origi as a part of the deal to land Lemar at Anfield before the transfer window shuts shop on Thursday.

While the Reds could now lose out to Barca in the race for the Monaco star, it is believed that they will manage to keep Coutinho from moving to the Nou Camp.

Barca are desperate to land Lemar after failing to make any progress in their pursuit of Coutinho

According to Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga giants have already held talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has close ties with the Ligue 1 club, to convey their interest in Lemar, and are ready to negotiate a deal with Monaco for the French star.

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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