Arsenal attempted to sign Lemar last summer, failing with a bid late in the transfer window, and remain keen on the France global, while Liverpool have been linked following the sale of Philippe Coutinho.
"Today, the market is open".
However, Jardim conceded that at some point Monaco's resolve will give in as they can not say no to offers indefinitely. The paper says the defender, who has been highly-rated at Stamford Bridge, has caught the eye of several Championship clubs, but has been convinced to make the move to Sunderland for a relegation scrap.
"You know the problem with the transfer window", he said in a press conference when quizzed about Lemar's future at Monaco. The numbers today are incredibly big.
After contributing to 31 goals in all competitions for Monaco last season (14 goals, 17 assists), the Frenchman has endured a slightly more subdued time on the pitch this campaign, scoring twice and making four assists in Ligue 1.
However, Jardim added: "If I stayed here for 10 years, I'd want Lemar to stay with me for 10 years". However, the 22-year old has struggled to reproduce that form once again this term. However, the move failed to materialize and Lemar ended up staying put at the principality-based outfit. I wouldn't rule it out, but I don't see him beating down their door saying "it's now or never" because I don't think it is.