French champions hopeful of landing Spanish international goalkeeper.
Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint Germain could be at the front of the queue for the signature of the departing Barcelona star Victor Valdes after it emerged that Monaco have not deemed a goalkeeper as a transfer priority during the January window, according to reports in Inside Futbol.
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The current Ligue 1 title holders are eager to add the Spanish international to their line up on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season, though Premier League giants Chelsea are still keen to make their own challenge for his signature.
Valdes had been largely tipped to join Monaco in the summer with reports of a pre-coontract agreement being in place, though both player and club have denied that any such deal has been agreed.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire career with the Catalan giants but is currently sidelined with a calf injury.
However, Monaco have recently handed a contract extension to current number one Danijel Subasic and coach Claudio Ranieri is not thought to be looking to take on another goalkeeper.
“There are priorities for the next transfer window, but goalkeeper is not one of those,” Ranieri said.
“I am very pleased with Danijel’s contract extension. He is a good keeper who does things well.”
Salvatore Sirigu is PSG’s first choice stopper, and with his deal expiring in 2015 then it could be Valdes who is seen as the ideal replacement.