Liverpool are attempting to push through a club-record deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar understood to be worth over £70 million inclusive of extras, with the France international enthusiastic over a switch to Anfield.

The 21-year-old, adept with both feet, that can operate across the frontline or as an attacking midfielder, would provide more vibrancy to Jürgen Klopp’s options with Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho unavailable.

The move is not linked to Barcelona’s pursuit of the latter, with the Merseysiders insistent their 'definitive stance' will not shift before the window shuts.

Lemar, targeted by Arsenal all summer, would fortify an already explosive offensive roster for Liverpool.

Liverpool’s offer has dwarfed the proposals their rivals have submitted for the accomplished dribbler, who also poses a threat from set-pieces.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches is not understood to be on the agenda for the Reds.


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