Sevilla FC interested in AS Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile
The 21-year-old central defender, under contract with ASM until 2024, is still followed by Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle. But the latter, ready to drop 45 million euros last January, must deal with financial fair play after the recruitment of Lille Sven Botman, another left-hander bought 40 million euros. A time in the running to welcome the captain of the France Espoirs team, West Ham has withdrawn since the purchase of Rennais Nayef Aguerd against 35 million euros (bonus included). In recent days, a new candidate has declared himself. This is Sevilla FC, 4th in La Liga and qualified for the Champions League.
Monaco wants 50 to 60 million euros
For the time being, no agreement has been reached with any of these suitors. As Paul Mitchell announced last week, the princely club will be demanding. The Monegasque sports director, in a position of strength after the sale of Tchouameni to Real Madrid (80 million euros + 20 bonus), logically raises the stakes. He expects between 50 and 60 million euros for Badiashile. A high sum which has cooled his courtiers so far, since the native of Limoges is not an international A and has only played 6 C1 matches. His entourage has always indicated that he would not go to clash with his training club. For his departure to succeed, all the parties will have to come together. Badiashile will not go anywhere. He intends to have playing time and continue his progress. Retained with the Espoirs in June for the qualifications for the Euro, the left-hander will resume training early, before July 4, date fixed internally for the resumption of internationals.
Akliouche should stay
Another youngster in the group, Maghnes Akliouche should not leave this summer. The French under-20 international, recent winner of the Toulon Tournament, a competition where he shone with 4 goals and 3 assists, rejected loan offers from Spain and Germany. He feels capable of imposing himself in his training club. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder played his first pro minutes last season (9 games and 1 assist in all competitions). Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen, which is returning to the Bundesliga, have been attentive to his situation. Real Sociedad, Cadiz and Girona, promoted to La Liga, had also ticked his name.