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When Thomas Lemar rejected a new deal at Monaco many fans believed this was the prerequisite to him joining Liverpool this summer.
However breaking news from the ever reliable Liverpool Echo confirms that Liverpool have cooled their interest in the French International, so if not Lemar who?
The Algerian was was subject of a £65m bid from Manchester City at deadline day, only for Leicester City to stand their ground and refuse to sell.
Liverpool have been previously linked but went as far as to contact Leicester City to let them know they have no interest in the playmaker, the fact that he shares the same agent as Coutinho and is antics since his move did not materialise will surely put the Reds off in the summer.
Fekir in a recent interview suggest he was aware of the Liverpool talk and was open to seeing what the future holds, the Lyon playmaker has been in amazing form for the French outfit scoring 19 goals this season.
If he could be got for less than the proposed £90m that Monaco wanted for Lemar, it could prove to be a huge bargain.
When it looked like the Mo Salah bid was going south the name Gelson Martins popped up in the media, reports were that Liverpool were willing to pay his £50m buyout clause.
This was probably ruse to get Roma back to the table but interest did seem genuine, it would be interesting to see if they come back again next summer.
Another who was linked to a move in the Premier League during the transfer window, both Arsenal & Tottenham were interesting in bringing the Brazilian to London, the move did not pan out in the end but at the time his manager Jocelyn Gourvennec did hint of interest from Liverpool.
“He’s asking himself what’s the best thing for him, for his future. That’s logical. If he’s asking questions and he still manages to make assists or score goals, it’ll be fine.
“If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go”
The young American has been a long term target of Liverpool, with Klopp desperate to reunite their working relationship and strongly tipped to make a move this summer.
Also a target for Manchester United & Barcelona, the Borrusia Dortmund attacker in a recent interview with ESPN suggested he would be open to a move to the Premier League in the future.
‘Of course, the Premier League is an unbelievable league. You never know in football what can happen, so right now, I’m focused with Dortmund, and yeah, that’s that.’