And given the tracks studied, the future recruit will apply for a place of titular, or even a member of the group of Leonardo Jardim. Indeed, the club of the Principality has made Franck Kessie its priority, while continuing to negotiate for alternatives Tiémoué Bakayoko and Mario Lemina. Discussions seem effective, according to Vice President Oleg Petrov.
" Before the match in Strasbourg (Sunday), we await the arrival of a defensive midfielderannounced the leader at a press conference on Friday. We are thinking of finalizing today. We have been talking about it internally for a long time, we were waiting for it. But the discussions were long and complicated. At first, Petrov did not want to reveal the name of his future recruit. But the journalists present already had a small idea.
An elder of the house
" Bakayoko? Yes, it is possible, he confirmed. He's a physically strong defensive midfielder. He has the physical abilities to meet the requirements of the championship of France. We know him, he knows Monaco and his coach. There will be no big surprise. For the loan of the former Monegasque, not retained by Chelsea, it remains only to " regulate administrative procedures Petrov said, pleased to welcome the 2017 French Champion.