The newspaper’s chief football writer Miguel Delaney says the Reds are closely monitoring the winger’s situation following a report in L’Equipe that the Frenchman has turned down a new contract to stay with the Ligue One club.
The Reds are believed to have had a £78m bid rejected by Monaco, while Arsenal’s own offer was accepted. It seems however that at present, the player has his heart set on a move to Anfield.
The winger has struggled for form this season following an excellent campaign last year. His three goals and five assists in 23 matches is not a great return, and with the Mirror reporting that Monaco would only accept bids of £90m or above, it is open to debate whether such an investment is worthwhile.