Monaco back on Camel trail
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco have rekindled their interest in Bordeaux star Camel Meriem.Monaco have rekindled their interest in Bordeaux star Camel Meriem, with manager Didier Deschamps likely to miss out on primary target Andy van der Meyde.
Meriem, who has claimed that he has attracted interest from Chelsea, is more central than van der Meyde, but it appears Deschamps is keen to add him to his squad.
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has confirmed that the Principality club have already made an opening offer, but insisted that the bid falls well short of their valuation of the attacking midfielder.
"Indeed, I received an offer from Monaco on Saturday," said Triaud. "I can tell you that we are not on the same wavelength yet.
"The offer is greatly inferior to é¼6 million. I won't prevent him from signing for Monaco, I am not like that.
"Camel wants a change of air and that is fine, but I have no intention of selling him at cut-price.
"Moreover, I am not keen to let him leave, he is a very good player."