Liverpool are unlikely to pursue a winter move for AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, Sky Sports News report. The France international had been the subject of strong interest from the Reds as well as Arsenal in the summer, but he knocked back their advances in order to stay put with the Principality outfit.
The Merseyside giants recently sanctioned the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a British-record package of £142m, and it was suggested shortly after that they could retain their interest in Lemar, who is valued at around £90m.
However, Sky Sports News understands that the Reds have yet to earmark a suitable replacement for Coutinho and Lemar is likely to remain with the French champions for the season at the least.
Meanwhile, Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev has reiterated that Lemar could remain at Stade Louis II with the club not looking to cash in on any of their key performers during the course of the campaign.
Lemar has not starred since the start of the 2017/18 season, and he has managed just two goals and three assists in 13 appearances in the French Ligue 1. Likewise Liverpool, Arsenal out of the hunt for Lemar with Arsene Wenger citing the rumours as ‘wrong’.