Monaco are also seeking to sign an experienced central defender this January and in this vein they have stepped up their chase for French international central defender Mamadou Sakho, according to L’Équipe.
Gary Cahill (33 – Chelsea) has decided not to come to Monaco, Pepe (35 – free) wants his next move to be in Portugal for family reasons and negotiations with Nantes for Brazilian central defender Diego Carlos have been largely called off owing to the considerable fee that Les Canaris have been asking for.
Now, Monaco turn to Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, with VP Vadim Vasilyev willing to put up a hefty fee in order to land the former PSG man. Thierry Henry has given the go-ahead that he appreciates the player and would like to see him in his squad as soon as possible.
Negotiations are ongoing.