Philippe Coutinho sale gives Liverpool advantage over Arsenal in £90m race for Monaco ace Thomas Lemar

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Thomas Lemar (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar over the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea because of Philippe Coutinho’s £142million move to Barcelona.

The Reds were interested in the France international last summer but were unwilling to go beyond the £70m mark – some £20m below Monaco’s valuation.

Arsenal agreed a deal in principle to sign Lemar for around £90m but pulled out due to uncertainity over Alexis Sanchez’s prospective move to Manchester City on deadline day.

The Gunners remain interested in signing Lemar but Liverpool have plenty of cash in the bank from Coutinho’s… Read the full story

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