Liverpool in pole position for Lemar

Liverpool remain hot favourites to sign Thomas Lemar, after the striker rejected a new contract at Monaco.

The Reds failed with a £78m bid for the 22-year-old last summer but will be in a much stronger position at the end of this season.

Arsenal tried to sign Lemar as replacement for Alexis Sanchez in January, but the player pulled out of the deal because his heart is apparently set on a move to Anfield.