Arsenal and Manchester United target Angel di Maria could be set to reject the Premier League for a move to Monaco, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport.
The Argentinian winger is wanted by a number of clubs after being tipped to leave Real Madrid, but it's now the French giants who are being touted as possible favourites to land his signature.
Di Maria has been edging closer to the exit door since the summer, when Gareth Bale's highly-publicised arrival put his claim to a regular first-team sport in doubt.
The 25-year-old is now believed to be unsure about his future at the Bernabeu and has told his agent, Jorge Mendes, to look for other options come January.
A number of Mendes' other clients already play for mega-rich Monaco in Ligue 1, and so the obvious suggestion is that he will perhaps become the latest in a string of big-money signings as the French outfit look to catch up with PSG.
If the reports are true concerning Monaco's ascension into pole position in the race for the former Benfica man, David Moyes and Arsene Wenger may have to act fast or risk losing out on an acclaimed attacking talent.