Friday May 29 2015
‘Inter, Juventus want Abdennour’

Inter have made a ‘concrete proposal’ for Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour, according to the player’s agent, with Juventus also interested.

The centre-back has been a key part of the defence which has conceded the fewest goals in Ligue 1, and also helped his side to the Champions League quarter-finals.

“With the season Aymen has had, there’s interest from everywhere,” the player’s representative told Footmercato.

“Clubs and sporting directors have called us, but there is nothing done yet.

“Clubs like Valencia, Newcastle, Tottenham, Inter and Wolfsburg have called us, we’ve received concrete proposals from those clubs.

“They’re seriously interested in Aymen. They want to know ‘how much?’ and in my opinion that’s not all.

“Bayern Munich have a big interest in him. Even the great Barcelona have an eye on Abdennour, they have for a long time.

“When [former sporting director Andoni] Zubizarreta was there they were interested in him. Now Ariedo Braida is there, and with their transfer ban they can’t sign anyone until January [but] Abdennour would really fit into their plans for the future.

“Even Juventus have a  huge interest in a player like him, suddenly the other Italian clubs are also interested.

“You don’t just find a defender like that on the streets.”

However, it is not certain that the Tunisian will leave the principality side.

“He is sought-after, but we must keep a cool head. He’s at Monaco, a good club. He has a good contract, and he still has four years [to run].

“I’m not saying Aymen wants to leave, he has ambition, he thinks it’s a stepping stone. Preferably, he’d like to join a team in the Champions League.”

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