Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol has claimed that long term Arsenal target Thomas Lemar would prefer a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The French international and Monaco winger has been a long term target for both clubs. Last summer Arsenal had a £92m bid for Lemar turned down on transfer deadline day; the Frenchman was considered the replacement for Alexis Sanchez at the Gunners who still looks exit-bound at the club.
Alexis Sanchez move from Arsenal to Man City now "in the balance" because Arsenal not getting Thomas Lemar. We're told Lemar wants Liverpool— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 31, 2017
But despite making that big offer for Lemar last summer, Kaveh Solhekol claims Arsenal would not be the club of choice for the player himself. Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast on Sky Sports, Solhekol believes Lemar would prefer to play for Liverpool.
He said (via the Sport Review), "
The 22-year-old has continued to impress in France this season. Lemar has four goals and four assists for Monaco this campaign, despite missing over a month of action with injuries.