Liverpool target Thomas Lemar will not be sold during this transfer window, which could lead to a bidding war in the summer between the Reds and Arsenal, according to a report.
The Sun report that the French giants will not allow Lemar to leave at least until the summer, as they see him as a vital member of their current squad.
Arsenal almost signed the French international in the Summer of 2017, but Monaco blocked the transfer.
However, it has widely been reported that Liverpool were eyeing the 21-year-old as a long term replacement to Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona earlier this month.
Football Insider verdict:
Thomas Lemar is one of the most sought after talents in World football. Although his form has slightly dropped since his mesmerising season last year, his exciting talents are undeniable. Liverpool would regard the French international as a prime replacement for Coutinho, and he has time on his side to adapt to the Premier League. Arsenal are on the verge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, so it seems hard to see where the 21-year-old would fit in, especially on the wage bill. Monaco value Lemar at £90million, so Liverpool are the obvious destination, having that whopping £145million burning a hole in Jurgen Klopp’s pocket.
In other Liverpool transfer news, this Reds youngster could be set to join a Championship outfit on loan.