Monaco made approach for Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo

Foot Mercato are reporting that AS Monaco made an approach to sign Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo (25) during the January transfer window, but pulled out of the deal due to administrative difficulties involved in the deal. 

Fabrizio Romano first revealed the Principality club’s interest in the centre-back. The former England youth international had the chance to leave the London club during the winter transfer window, whilst the player himself was reportedly ready to make the next step in his career, according to Romano. This season, Adarabioyo has made 14 Premier League appearances and is part of a Fulham side that are overachieving having secured promotion to the top-flight last season. 

Monaco were in the market for a centre-back throughout the window after losing Benoît Badiashile to Chelsea early in January. Adarabioyo was one the targets to replace the French international, as was Club Brugge’s Abakar Sylla, however, the Belgian club weren’t willing to sell their centre-back mid-season.

The move for Adarabioyo failed despite an approach from Les Monégasques due to the administrative difficulties involved in the deal. Monaco, therefore, did not follow up their interest. Ultimately, Monaco bought no-one to replace Badiashile, although Chrislain Matsima was recalled from his season-long loan at FC Lorient in order to provide cover. 

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