Arsenal are poised to pounce on the Monaco star
Monaco could be about to lower their asking price for Thomas Lemar, according to reports in France.
However, one Ligue 1 expert believes Liverpool still won't be enticed into making a bid this January.
The Reds remain interested in the French international, although indications are their efforts of bringing the player to Anfield would not be focused until the summer.
But RMC Sport now claim Monaco could change that stance, and will begin negotiations for the player at 70million euros - around £61million - as Arsenal begin to position themselves as contenders for his signature.
The story claims the 22-year-old has been identified as the perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who could move to Manchester City in January, six months before his contract expires at the Emirates.
However, journalist Loic Tanzi, works for both RMC Sport and SFR Sport, believes Monaco are open to selling their star man if they received a "big offer" - but that is likely not to come from Liverpool.
"He is their priority to replace Alexis Sanchez," he said. "Monaco are not totally against the idea of an offer this month, but it would have to be a very big offer.
"I am told that Liverpool wouldn't make a big offer."
Liverpool are also exploring the possibility of bringing Naby Keita to Anfield six months before his agreed arrival as they look to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho.http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/monaco-lower-thomas-lemar-price-14134157
Doesn’t really make much sense, we’re interested in the player but won’t do business until the summer.