The 21-year-old has been Wenger’s main target ever since a deal for Alexandre Lacazette was completed, however, the boss admitted recently that it looked as though a deal for the player was impossible.
“It’s dead, because Monaco has closed the door definitely,” he noted.
“They [Monaco] are still on cases like M’Bappe, Fabinho, they already lost Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Bakayoko…Monaco is at a stage where they have basically closed the door.”
With Manchester City willing to offer £60 million for Alexis and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completing a move to Anfield, it looks as though we’re going to try and redirect the funds before 11pm. It would be a club-record deal by some margin.
If it looks too difficult to pull off, you’d expect us to pull the plug on the Alexis deal…but then it’s us, we may just take the money and stick it in the bank. Who knows.