Despite AS Monaco’s long term stance that there would be no more departures from the Municipal Stadium, it has not stopped Liverpool from making two attempts to try and prize Thomas Lemar away from the French champions.
Lemar has been a long term target of Arsenal and the Gunners saw three bids with the third worth £45 million rejected by last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, yet Liverpool made two offers for him.
Sky Sports reports that the offers were worth £55 million and £65 million, but Monaco refused to negotiate with them.
AS Monaco have sold most of the players that helped them dominate the French league as well as reached the semifinals of the Champions League last season and have closed the door on further departures.
Liverpool has launched a late assault on the transfer market which could see them spend around £150 million between now and deadline day.
They have agreed on a deal for long term target Naby Keita but the Guinean will only join them next summer, but Jurgen Klopp is not done yet.
More arrivals are expected on Merseyside, but Lemar will probably remain in Monaco after the close of the transfer window.