Money talks, in the world of football, and that is exactly what the clubs of today are striving hard to prove. First there were the mighty Blues, whose big cash exploits in the transfer market (for players and managers, both) were attributed to their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. Then came the Sheikh Mansour owned Manchester City, followed by the QIA backed Paris Saint-Germain. And now it is the turn of newly promoted AS Monaco.
The Ligue 1 side have been reported to be on the lookout for quality players in the transfer market for a long time, to offer stiff competition for the French League title next season, and it finally seems that owner Dmitry Rybolovlev’s transfer schemes have paid off. The Daily Express reports that Monaco are planning a double coup to raid Portuguese side Porto and rob Manchester United and Chelsea of their transfer targets for this summer – James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho – respectively.