OGC Nice make €18m Sofiane Diop bid

As reported by Foot Mercato, OGC Nice have made an offer of €18m for Monaco attacking midfielder Sofiane Diop as talks continue over a transfer.

Despite being under contract at Monaco until 2026, the 22-year-old midfielder has been marginalised since the arrival of coach Philippe Clement partway through last season, despite being one of the club’s standout players under previous manager Niko Kovač.

Despite advanced negotiations between the clubs, a full agreement over a fee has yet to have been found but, following the arrival of Nicolas Pépé from Arsenal on loan, Nice are also confident of completing Diop’s signing before the end of the window.

The French youth International made 45 appearances last season in all competitions, scoring nine goals while adding seven assists. Coach Lucien Favre and director Iain Moody have had a number of major disagreements over targets this summer but appear to converge in their thinking when it comes to Diop.


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