Chelsea interested in hijacking deal for Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar

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Chelsea are the latest club to show an interest in Monaco's Thomas Lemar, but they will have to battle Liverpool and Arsenal who see him as a long-term target.

Arsenal and Liverpool both tried and failed in an effort to secure Lemar over summer, with Arsene Wenger's side making a deadline day attempt to bring him in for £92 million to replace Alexis Sanchez.

Monaco will likely demand at least the £92m that Arsenal offered on August 31 for Lemar, who initially rejected the move to the Emirates as Wenger's side were mulling over an offer from Manchester City for Sanchez.

Lemar's contract runs out in 2020 but it is possible that he will soon be on the move with Monaco having dropped out of the Champions League and looking highly unlikely to defend their Ligue 1 title against a powerful Paris Saint-Germain side.

Chelsea are interested in adding depth to their forward line in January after missing out on Fernando Llorente over the summer, who chose to move from Swansea City to Tottenham for £15 million.

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