Monaco midfielder Fabinho has put a raft of top teams on alert, having conceded he is planning on leaving the Ligue 1 side in the summer.
“Ordinarily, this is my last season at Monaco. Nothing is signed”, he said.
“During the transfer window and even a month afterwards, it was a little difficult to live with the situation.
But I don’t think about it any more, I’ve turned the page. I don’t know if I will be leaving in January. I‘ve had no contact from any clubs yet.”
The 24-year old was a target for Juventus, PSG, and both the Manchester clubs last summer, with Mourinho and Pep both interested in a player who can play both a left-back as well as central mid-filed role.
The Frenchman was a central figure in Monaco’s 16-17 season, scoring 10 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions being a rock at the back.
Monaco beat PSG to the title by 8 points.
Over the past 12 months, he is arguably one of the best players in France- having completed the most number of passes (1834), highest number of tackles won and the most through balls completed.
Le 10 Sport reported that the Ligue 1 champions are willing to let him go to any team for a value of around 35.5 million euros.
After an exodus, Monaco now stand second as PSG climb to the top of current standings. Fabinho would be a devastating loss to bear for Monaco, but when the European elite come knocking, retaining him may not be a feasible option.
Manchester United have a more pressing need to buy a midfielder next summer, as Jose will need to strengthen this area of his team if he wants to challenge in both England and Europe.
City on the other hand do not desperately need anyone, as their current midfield trio of De Bruyne, Silva and Fernandinho is dominating every other team in the country.
Now we will need to see what the future holds for Fabinho!