Monaco eye Esposito
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Speculation in Italy has intimated that Monaco have bid for Mauro Esposito.Speculation in Italy has intimated that Monaco have made a move for Mauro Esposito.
The Cagliari midfielder has enjoyed an excellent season that has culminated in a call-up to the full international ranks with Italy.
Juventus and Barcelona have been linked with a summer swoop but it is Monaco who have now seemingly made the first move.
A fee in the region of é¼12 million has been mooted - which many believe would tempt Cagliari into a sale if this is indeed the figure that has been offered.
Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has recently stated that the talented schemer would not be available for transfer but Monaco's bid will surely test his resolve.
Barcelona had been thought to be the club most likely to secure Esposito's services - should he move - but it remains to be seen whether they counter Monaco's offer with a bid of their own.