Sport Monaco vice-president hints Thomas Lemar could leave this summer

15:51  16 april  2018
15:51  16 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Manchester United keen on AS Monaco star Djibril Sidibe

  Manchester United keen on AS Monaco star Djibril Sidibe Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a summer move for AS Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe. According to claims from French news outlet Le10 Sport, the Red Devils are interested in the France international and are ready to land him as Jose Mourinho overhauls his defensive options. Sidibe has established himself as a key player for Monaco following his move from LOSC Lille and has cemented his place in Didier Deschamps’ senior France squad. It’s stated in the report that Sidibe would probably be excited by the potential opportunity to play for the Red Devils should their interest solidify in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old is enjoying yet another good season at the back for Monaco, flourishing in Leonardo Jardim’s side despite their failure to keep up with PSG in Ligue 1 this term. Sidibe is naturally a right-back but is also capable of playing out on the other flank in defence, meaning his versatility would undoubtedly be a useful tool for Mourinho in the coming seasons.

AS Monaco vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev has hinted that Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar may be sold by the Ligue 1 outfit this summer.

The winger was the subject of bids from the Gunners and Liverpool last summer, and he is likely to be in high demand again in the coming months.

According to Teamtalk, Vasilyev nodded before replying “good luck to those who want him,” when asked if the club would consider offers for the Frenchman.

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Lemar has two goals and seven assists to his name in Ligue 1 this season, which hasn’t been enough to stop Paris Saint-Germain claiming the title with five games remaining.

Monaco keen to re-sign Bakayoko

  Monaco keen to re-sign Bakayoko Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is a target for AS Monaco, according to the Telegraph. The Frenchman joined the Blues only last summer from Monaco but has since found life in the Premier League somewhat difficult. Bakayoko has come under plenty of criticism throughout the course of his first season in English football and has seen his place in the side taken by Cesc Fabregas in recent times. Chelsea splashed out £39.7m on the signing of Bakayoko from Monaco last summer, with the midfielder having enjoyed a superb season under Leonardo Jardim. Bakayoko was a key man as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title. He has not enjoyed the same fortunes with Chelsea, however, in what has been a testing period for both the player and the club. It’s stated by the Telegraph that the Blues are unlikely to sanction a deal that sees Bakayoko leave Stamford Bridge despite the midfielder’s struggles this term. However, Monaco appear to be keen on re-signing their former man as Fabinho continues to be linked with a move away.

The Frenchman, who has 10 caps for his country, will likely cost upwards of £100 million, given that Liverpool’s £90 million offer was rebuffed last year.

Of course, whether Lemar moves to North London could depend on who is the manager at the Emirates at the start of next season, although Arsene Wenger is contracted to the club until 2019.

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Zinedine Zidane hints that Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid this summer .
Chelsea have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Gareth Bale after Zinedine Zidane dropped a major hint he would be leaving Real Madrid this summer, reports the Telegraph. Zidane was talking in his pre-match press conference ahead of facing Bayern Munich and was asked a question about James Rodriguez leaving Real Madrid for their opponents on Wednesday. His response left a lot to be suggested about Bale following suit and asking to leave, with the Frenchman saying: “I never had any problems with James. He just wanted to play more and I understood. This year will be the same – there are important players but they have to sit on the bench. This is the most difficult part of being a coach.” Suggestions are that Zidane was implying that Bale will be a bench option next season and if that’s the case, then he could be on the move.

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