Lemar stays with us, says AS Monaco VP, no €100m transfer deal

Photo: Facebook AS Monaco
Photo: Facebook AS Monaco

AS Monaco Vice-President Vadim Vasilyev has dashed the hopes of several English football clubs with their eyes on star player Thomas Lemar.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have been rumoured to be ready to pay close to €100 million for the 22-year-old Monaco midfielder this January.

“Departures of important players are not on our agenda. We have never talked about the possibility of a departure in January,” Vasilyev told French football journal l’Equipe.

Monaco are struggling in second place in France’s Ligue 1, nine points behind Paris-Saint-Germain and fell out of the Champions League contest in the qualifying stages after a series of high-profile late transfers, including that of Kylian Mbappe to PSG.


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