Wealthy Ligue 2 side keen to bring in Argentine striker.
French side Monaco look set to make an audacious attempt to sign Lyon’s Lisandro Lopez according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The Argentine striker is reportedly unhappy at the French giants and has told the club that he will not be renewing his contract.
Lopez’s current deal runs until the end of next season and it is thought that Lyon might choose to cash in on Lopez this summer rather than risk losing the player for nothing at the end of next season.
Monaco are keen to offer Lopez an escape route from Lyon. The principality side currently sit top of Ligue 2 and are certain to be playing in the French top flight next season.
They have recently been bought by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who is keen to see the club restored amongst the European elite.
Rybolovlev is prepared to invest significant sums in making Monaco one of Europe’s biggest teams and has reportedly sanctioned club officials to make a big money offer to Lopez.
The club are keen to bring in a marquee signing this summer and believe Lopez would be the perfect signal of their ambitions to compete with Qatari-backed PSG to become the top side in France.