22-year-old Stade de Reims central defender Axel Disasi is continuing to attract an enormous amount of attention in the early going of this summer transfer window.
Aside from Rennes and Wolves, who are both engaged in active discussions to sign the French talent, L’Équipe report that Southampton and AS Monaco have now joined the race and have activated talks.
The Saints have actually been in conversations with the player’s representatives for several weeks already, with them unconvinced about their capacity to attain a work permit for Ghanaian central defender Mohammed Salisu, who they also like.
AS Monaco in the meantime have entered conversations more recently, in the last few days in fact, immediately following the arrival of Paul Mitchell as the club’s new Sporting Director.
Reims want €20m including bonuses for the player, and owing to the enormous interest, have never been more confident about achieving that sum for a player with just 12 months remaining on his existing deal.