Sport Chelsea join the race for Thomas Lemar

13:10  12 december  2017
13:10  12 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Arsenal face a tough test to try and prise Thomas Lemar away from Monaco, with Chelsea , Barcelona and Manchester City all making contact over a potential move for the winger . Lemar is not though to be especially keen on joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty).

Lemar race . 08.00: Chelsea have joined the hunt for Thomas Lemar , according to reports in France. Lemar was tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer and they are expected to go back in for him next month.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool tried to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar in the summer and according to a report from French newspaper L’Equipe, report both clubs will try to persuade the reigning French champions to sell him in January.

However, Chelsea are also said to be interested in signing the French international as Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad when the transfer window opens.

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According to L’Equipe, Chelsea have already made contact with Monaco to enquire about Lemar’s ability and after the French side were knocked out of Europe, there is a chance that they could decide that the time is right to cash in on him.

Chelsea interested in hijacking deal for Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar

  Chelsea interested in hijacking deal for Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar The Blues are monitoring the interest from their Premier League rivals in the £90m-rated attacking midfielder as the January window approachesArsenal and Liverpool both tried and failed in an effort to secure Lemar over summer, with Arsene Wenger's side making a deadline day attempt to bring him in for £92 million to replace Alexis Sanchez. Liverpool also made two bids for Lemar just days before the transfer window closed.

Transfer news: Chelsea to ambush Arsenal and Liverpool approach for Thomas Lemar . The France international was said to favour a move to Anfield over the Emirates but he was open to joining either club.

Liverpool have bid a huge £66million for the France international, just days after Arsenal publicly said they had pulled out of the race to sign him. Transfer News: Liverpool are set to battle Chelsea and Arsenal for Thomas Lemar .

It was believed that Lemar’s preference was to join Liverpool last summer ahead of Arsenal, but if Chelsea join the race, he could fancy a move to the Blues, especially if they are willing to improve the salary he’s been offered by the Merseyside club.

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