Sport

Arsenal were closer to signing Lemar than Liverpool - Monaco

Arsenal were closer to signing Lemar than Liverpool - Monaco”

Thomas Lemar stands a "fair chance" of leaving Monaco next year after moves to Liverpool and Arsenal fell through before the transfer deadline, according to club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.

It remains to be seen how serious Liverpool's interest in Lemar is after they signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but I expect Arsenal will certainly renew their interest in the youngster.

Arrizabalaga's contract at Athletic Bilbao expires in June and although he has been in talks over a new deal for several months, he is yet to reach an agreement.

Vasilyev admitted there had been "strong" interest from both Premier League clubs in Manchester and sides in other leagues.

Vasilyev told Sky Sports: "Liverpool were really interested".

Arsenal seemed to have a deal all sewn up in July but backed away as interest in Alexis Sanchez, 28, didn't immediately manifest in firm offers.

'It was quite close. At the same time it was just too late, not enough time, to really follow up on this deal.

More news: Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

'Not all the elements of the puzzle fell in place.

There are two full months of football for us to enjoy, or suffer defending on how things go, before the winter transfer windo0w opens up, but Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger is already working on which players to sign in January, especially after the club made a profit this summer when all of thought it was going to be a splash the cash sort of affair. "He is very important, we can always count on".

Looking ahead to a future move for Lemar, Vasilyev said: 'Definitely next summer will be something to look at, although you know in football there are no guarantees.

'We had some players who were supposed to leave this summer but didn't leave because of X, Y, Z.

Vadim Vasilyev further added "I think it would be fair to say Thomas will have a fair chance to an exit next year. You never want to make any major changes in January, except [for] something really extraordinary".

January is unlikely to be the right time for Fabinho, however, with Monaco hopeful of keeping hold of him until the end of the season.

Lemar scored 14 goals and provided 17 assists across all competitions last season as the 21-year-old, along with striker Kylian Mbappe, who moved to French rivals Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), led Monaco to the title.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


13 October 2017
California couple hid in pool as deadly wildfires swallowed everything around them
Their whole neighborhood, trees, houses, cars, and everything, had become "engulfed in flames", the told The LA Times . As they deliberated whether to get into the pool - it was 55 degrees outside - their neighbor's house caught on fire.

13 October 2017
Kenya: Police Alert as Nasa Vows to Defy Matiangi Ban on Demos
A separate healthworker at the same hospital, speaking on condition of anonymity, said eight people had been admitted "with gunshot wounds".

13 October 2017
Celsion Corp (CLSN) A Look at Technical Overview
The highest price CLSN stock touched in the last 12 month was $6.06 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $0.19. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period.

13 October 2017
Tamil Nadu Cabinet Approved 7th Pay Commission, Know Your New Salaries
The TFPC has cleared the roadblock for Mersal's release and the film will hit the screens on Diwali as scheduled. I don't think people would mind paying Rs 8 in addition to a Rs 100 ticket.

13 October 2017
India reassures Aussies after rock thrown at team bus
"In a remarkable piece of good fortune, no one was sitting on the seat next to the window when it was broken", CA's report said. Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.

13 October 2017
Eccentric 'Jeopardy!' champion loses after 12-day winning streak
He'll be back on the show next month, competing in the two-week " Jeopardy! " tournament of champions that begins November 6. He was beaten by Scarlett Sims, a stay-a-home mom from Tennessee.

13 October 2017
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp's (NYSE:AMTD) Sentiment is 1.05
Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 19.66 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 24.76. Recent trading patterns in the stock of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD ) have investors on high alert.

13 October 2017
Robecosam AG Purchases 15892 Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)
Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 49.59 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 428.13. Rhode Island-based Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.59% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ).

13 October 2017
Latest Short Interest in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Increases By 10.5%
The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 5. The last close places the company's stock about $2.67 off its 52 week high of $28.51 and $5.71 above the 52 week low of $20.13.

13 October 2017
IMF Raises Global Growth Forecast
Morocco is expected to report 4.8% growth this year and 3% growth in 2018 and Egypt 4.1% growth this year and 4.5% growth in 2018.