Monaco have rejected Paris Saint Germain’s second attempt to sign Fabinho, according to reports.
The French giants enjoyed a magnificent and successful campaign last season, having won the Ligue 1 title, and also managing to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. As a result, the stock of several of their players grew high in the market, and some of Europe’s elite are attempting to pluck them out of the club’s hands.
Tiemoue Bakayoko, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, and Benjamin Mendy are all being linked with moves away from the Stade Louis II, while creative midfielder Bernardo Silva has already left for the blue half of Manchester.
Monaco are desperately trying to hold on to their best players, as they aim to replicate or even surpass the glory of last season, but know that such ambitions will not be possible if all their stars leave. Hence, they are playing hardball in negotiations for their players, and PSG are bearing the brunt of it.
PSG’s second bid was reported by French journalist Nabil Diellit, who announced on twitter that the approach had been rejected.
Fabinho is enjoying the best phase of his career so far, having established himself as a crucial member of this Monaco side. He initially started out as a right-back, but played as a defensive midfielder for a majority of the last campaign and gained numerous admirers from around Europe.
His performances specifically attracted Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who admired his versatility, and is said to have been keen on bringing him to Old Trafford.
However, they seem to have cooled their interest in the Brazilian, which supposedly opened up the path for PSG to bid for him. It is unlikely that Monaco will even consider a third approach if the Parisians are to make one, as they don’t want to sell their player to a title rival.
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