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AS Monaco eyeing England-based defensive pair for possible summer move

Les Rouge et Blanc are still in need to replace Benoît Badiashile after his move to Chelsea during the January transfer window, and currently can only rely on Axel Disasi and Guillermo Maripán in the heart of the defense

Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco have turned their attentions toward the top two tiers of English football this summer as The Monégasques outfit looks to shop in the summer market for reinforcements at center-back, with Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo and Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu high on their shortlist.

New Les Rouge et Blanc boss Adi Hütter comes into his posting in the principality in need to replace Benoît Badiashile after Chelsea prized the French defender away to West London during the January transfer window, and currently can only rely on Axel Disasi and Guillermo Maripán in the heart of the defense.

Ghanaian international center-back Mohammed Salisu could offer a very affordable avenue for recruitment this summer in the wake of Southampton’s relegation to the Championship after an abysmal 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

When fit, the 24-year-old former Real Valladolid standout has been a regular performer at St. Mary’s Stadium and could certainly be one of a cadre of Saints players to be spared the prospect of having to cope with the grueling fixture list of the Championship.

Manchester City academy graduate Tosin Adarabioyo, though likely more expensive out of the two options, was vitally important to Marco Silva’s Cottagers in the wake of a season that saw the club finish in the top half of the table.

Across three seasons at Craven Cottage, which included star-studded performances during the 2021-22 campaign that saw the club top the Championship to come back into the Premier League fold, Adaraboiyo has been Fulham’s most reliable defender to the point where some have called for Gareth Southgate to consider him for England.

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