Get French Football News can reveal that the reason why AS Monaco have yet to sell central defender Aymen Abdennour is that they are currently holding out for a deal worth €30m, after receiving enormous interest for the player.
Barcelona, AS Roma, Juventus, Newcastle United and Aston Villa are the five most interested clubs at the time of writing in Abdennour.
The player’s preference is for Barcelona and then Serie A at the moment, but AS Monaco Vice President has already held talks with the La Liga side in Barcelona about 10 days ago and no deal was reached.
The Magpies then had a bid turned down in June, despite being told by the player’s entourage that Abdennour was not interested. It appears that neither Newcastle nor Aston Villa have given up on securing the player’s services. Monaco also received a bid from West Ham, who gave up when that was rejected.