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AS Monaco have opening bid for Jean Marcelin rejected by Auxerre

Ligue 2 side Auxerre have rejected an opening proposal from AS Monaco for 19-year-old central defender Jean Marcelin, according to RMC.

AJA want €10m in an eventual sale, and are strongly prioritising a formula that would see the teenager loaned back to them until the end of the current campaign if they are to do business this January.

ASM are happy to cooperate with this formula, as they see the potential signing of Marcelin as a replacement for Benoît Badiashile, who they expect to sell next summer owing to intense Premier League interest.

Les Monegasques will however have to compete with AC Milan and a number of English clubs in their attempts to get this deal done.

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