Mercato: Monaco negotiates Russian style, Newcastle hallucinates

New rich in European football, Newcastle has large means and intends to use it to seek maintenance in the Premier League. Be careful, however, of drifts.

To do this, we need to be able to take advantage of the month of December to strengthen ourselves by managing to find players capable of bringing one more quickly, and that the clubs will be keen to sell in the transfer window. Benoit Badiashile only fulfills one condition, and again… The Monegasque central defender is the Magpies’ number 1 target for this winter, but he was seriously injured against Nantes, and will not be operational for a good month . A bad sign for the deal to go through.

40 million for Badiashile, AS Monaco laughs

But the hardest part is yet to come. Newcastle, convinced that Benoit Badiashile had a great future, was ready to approach 40 million euros to recover the French international hope of Congolese origin A significant sum for a central defender, especially that the latter does not always have been of imperial consistency in Ligue 1 in recent months. At that price, Monegasque supporters even got carried away on social networks, some saying they were ready to take Benoit Badiashile directly to the airport if that allowed the ASM to bring in so much new money.

But we have to believe that the Russian leaders of the Principality’s club do not have the same idea in mind. According to Sky Sports, they surprised everyone by confirming their desire to sell the 20-year-old, but for € 60million. A Ruben Dias or Achraf Hakimi prize, which made the Saudi leaders of Newcastle jump, who decided to put this issue aside for the moment. If the transfer did not completely fall apart, Newcastle changed course and made an offer to Sevilla FC for the former Nantes player Diego Carlos. The Andalusian club is not a seller, but with such an envelope, there would probably be a way to negotiate below the sum requested by AS Monaco for Benoit Badiashile.

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