Friday, 16 November, 2018

Thomas Lemar STARTS for France against Holland in World Cup qualifier

Philippe Coutinho isn't letting speculation about his club future distract him Philippe Coutinho isn't letting speculation about his club future distract him
Vera Richards | 01 September, 2017, 02:14

Arsenal verbally agreed a fee with Monaco for the player, but pulled the plug after Manchester City failed to up their offer to £70m for Alexis Sanchez.

Real Madrid is not apparently looking to sign anyone and Atletico Madrid is still banned by Federation Internationale de Football Association from registering any new players.

Glenn Price reports from Anfield after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completes his move from Arsenal.

Liverpool and Arsenal have been heavily linked with French global and Monaco star Thomas Lemar and the transfer saga has taken another twist.

Kylian Mbappe is set to join Paris Saint-Germain on loan with a view to a permanent signing that would make the 18-year-old forward the second most expensive player in history at 180 million euros ($216 million). Manchester City are understood to have returned with a second bid for the Chile worldwide said to be worth £60m, having seen an offer of £50m turned away on Tuesday.

The Gunners had been prepared to sell Sanchez to Manchester City for around £60m, but only if they could find a top-class replacement for the Chile global.

Coutinho is now on global duty with Brazil preparing for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador, and his national team manager has offered his advice to the playmaker.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stated last week that Monaco would not sell Lemar this summer for any price, but Liverpool appear to believe they can force through a deal ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

City are reported to have been unsuccessful with an opening £50 million offer for Sanchez, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season.

We'll see what happens between now and the 11th hour, but it's looking like a very drama filled (in an entertainingly fun way) kind of deadline day.

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