AS Monaco are looking to strengthen their squad on their return to the Champions League for the first time in a decade next season and gain back their reputation as a top European club.
According to L'Equipe Monaco, are showing interest in Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko after an impressive performance in France's 5-2 win against neighbours Switzerland during the World Cup group stages - scoring his first international goal and France's fifth in the 73rd minute.
Sissoko is under contract with the Toon Army until 2019, but Monaco are expected to pay any money to increase their chances of a long and successful Champions League's campaign next season, and also keep their sights on the very top of the Ligue 1 table.
And no less than four days ago the principality outfit have announced that defenders Ricardo Carvalho and Éric Abidal will stay at the club until June 2015, as they agreed an one-year contract extension.
Thus, Monaco will keep a strong defensive display for their return in Champions League, but new legs in the midfield area and up-front are needed, as £48 million Colombian Radamel Falcao seemigly wants to join Champions League winners Real Madrid - one year after his arrival to the South coast club.
To survive at the very top level, Monaco's Billionaire Chairman Dmitri Rybolovlev will have to keep spending to bring top names to the principality club - something that shouldn't be difficult because they are competing in the Champions League next season.
Spending colossal amount of money is just what Monaco did last year, splashing out around £110 million that allowed them to finish runners-up of Ligue 1 and grab one of the two precious Champions league places available in France.
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