Manchester United and Arsenal target with bargain asking price talks up summer move
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Youssouf Fofana is in the France squad for Euro 2024 this summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Monaco and midfielder Youssouf Fofana says he has spoken to his club about leaving this summer, amid interest from and , among others.

The 25-year-old joined Monaco from Strasbourg in 2020 and has been a regular over the last four seasons, racking up 175 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals.

He has also become a fixture in the , winning 17 caps for Didier Deschamps’ side since making his debut in 2022.

The midfielder will be in his country’s squad this summer at Euro 2024, hoping to get his hands on the trophy after finishing runner-up at the World Cup in Qatar.

His performances for club and country have attracted plenty of attention, with Arsenal and Manchester United joined by the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid in keeping tabs on him.

Fofana’s contract at Monaco expires next year so the club are under some pressure to cash in on him this summer and could let him go for as little as £20m.

The midfielder admits that a move is on the cards and he has discussed it with his employers, although if it doesn’t emerge this year then he is happy where he is.

‘I have spoken about it with the hierarchy, it isn’t a secret,’ Fofana told a press conference. ‘We had exchanges and they agreed to accompany me in this new stage.

Fofana has picked up 17 caps for his country since his debut in 2022 (Picture: Getty Images)

‘If [a move] doesn’t happen, I still have a year left and I will be happy to stay.

‘We were in agreement that we would accompany each other in this process in which everyone should be a winner, be it me or the club.’

Monaco CEO Thiago Scuro admitted that the club is open to offers for Fofana, saying last month: ‘There were good opportunities for him to leave last summer. It was his decision to stay because of his personal goals. It was a very good decision for us because he had a very good and consistent season, for him too as it was probably his best season at Monaco.

‘He is probably one of the players that we are open to selling. We will see the opportunities that he has. It is still too early to make a decision.’

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