Liverpool could sign £90m-rated dream target in a cut-price deal

LIVERPOOL may be able to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar at the end of the season for less than they were previously quoted.

That is the opinion of ESPN FC pundit and former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Lemar in the last two transfer windows.

Arsenal had a bid of £90million accepted for the Frenchman on transfer deadline day last August but he rejected the Gunners.

Lemar was one of a number of players linked with Liverpool in January as a potential replacement for Philippe Coutinho, but Monaco once again were demanding a huge fee.

But Hislop reckons Lemar will be available for less come the end of this season after a slightly disappointing campaign in Ligue 1.

“Both Arsenal and Liverpool were interested last summer,” Hislop said.

“By all accounts Monaco quoted something in the region of £80m.

“It’s not been that good a season for Lemar. I expect that price to come down extensively.

“The price is high; let’s assume the price makes sense then I put that down as a hit.

“I think he goes a long way in terms of reinforcing what Liverpool have and gives them another option particularly on that left-hand side.”

Lemar has scored just three goals in 28 games in all competitions for Monaco this season.