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Monaco edge closer to Rui Patricio deal

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Rui Patricio is close to sealing a move to Ligue 1 (©GettyImages)
Rui Patricio is close to sealing a move to Ligue 1 (©GettyImages).

Monaco have agreed a fee with Sporting Lisbon for goalkeeper Rui Patricio, according to the Daily Express

25-year-old Patricio, a Portuguese international who has also been widely linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the current transfer window, was reportedly given a £13 million price tag by Sporting but it looks like Monaco have agreed a deal worth an initial £9 million. 

Patricio will become the latest arrival in a busy summer for Monaco, with the club seemingly extremely eager to make swift use of their new-found wealth. 

Other new faces that will line up at the Stade Louis II include prolific Colombian marksman Falcao, who was signed from Atletico Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of £50 million and former Porto midfield duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez who joined in a combined deal worth £60 million.

Manager Claudio Ranieri was also able to snap up experienced former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho on a one-year deal following the expiration of his Real Madrid contract. 

 

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