Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Thomas Lemar is set for a January exit from Atletico Madrid.
The ex-Monaco forward was a long-term target of Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp back in 2017, indeed the Merseyside Reds were snubbed several times in their attempts to secure the services of the players.
However it was the Gunners who were closest to securing the services of the France international on deadline day in summer 2017, however, had a £92million offer rebuffed by the French giants.
Instead the forward waited 12 months and agreed on a move to make a move to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid for £63m.
However, his time in the Spanish top-tier has not gone well. The 24-year-old forward has only managed to found back of the net three times and provided six assists in 61 games and this campaign he is yet to score or assist in 13 games.
And according to France Football, coaching staff in Madrid have decided they do not want to work with the player any more and ready to listen to offers for his signature when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.
Whether Liverpool head-coach Klopp remains interested in Lemar is unlikely with Atleti most probably looking to recoup most of their outlay for the player, however, Arsenal could be interested in securing his services as they sturggle in the Premier League.
However, the French forward will not be easy to sell after a woeful 18-month spell at Wandametropolitano and they may well have to offer him on a loan contract with an option to buy at the end.