Lemar starts for France as rumours of £90m Liverpool and Arsenal interest rumbles on

The Monaco winger has attracted strong Premier League interest on transfer deadline day, but also has international competition to contend with

Thomas Lemar has been handed a starting berth by France as he waits to discover whether interest from Arsenal and Liverpool will deliver a dramatic transfer.

The Monaco winger has found himself at the centre of a late scramble for his signature as the summer deadline approaches.

Netherlands 5/1 to beat France

Talk of £90 million offers has been doing the rounds, with Liverpool and Arsenal waiting to discover whether an agreement can be reached in time.

Lemar could have been forgiven for having his head turned by the distractions regarding his future, but he has been trusted by his country to deliver an appearance in a World Cup qualifier with the Netherlands.

Premier League clubs have until 11pm to get their business completed, leaving little time for a Lemar move to be pushed through.

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Arsenal have yet to show their hand on deadline day, with confirmed exits and talk of more to come – including Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City – dominating the headlines.

Liverpool have already wrapped up a £35m deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, having previously put an agreement in place for Naby Keita which will be pushed through next summer.

Jurgen Klopp is also in the market for further additions, with the Reds waiting to discover whether their long-standing interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk will be rewarded.