Owngoalnigeria.com understands that French giants Monaco will swoop for Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo once the pair of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Djibril Sidibe are sold.
We gathered that Monaco have been tracking Etebo for a while, and the expected departure of Bakayoko could see them firm up their interest in the Nigeria international.
Etebo is viewed as a like for like replacement for Bakayoko by Monaco, and a bid in the region of £10m could seal his capture according to an intermediary close to the player.
” I got a call from Monaco’s man in Portugal about Etebo, especially as the departure of Bakayoko looks likely in January. I told them what I think he will cost, around £10m precisely. So let see”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com on the condition of anonymity.
Bakayoko and Sidibe are reportedly high on the wish list of Chelsea coach Antonio Conte who is very eager to bolster his squad despite the fact that they are leading the pile in the English Premier League.
As reported by various media outlet, the Blues are prepared to use the £60m windfall due to them from the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG as a bait to lure Monaco into selling the coveted duo, with a blow your mind bid when the transfer window opens in January.