Manchester City and Chelsea are keeping tabs on AS Monaco central defender Axel Disasi, according to Les Parisien.
Both Premier League clubs sent scouts to watch the defender in Monaco’s last game against Nantes as they plan to move for him.
City need a replacement for Aymeric Laporte, who will likely leave the club this summer.
Disasi has impressed this season in Ligue 1, helping his side keep eight clean sheets in 30 games. He has also contributed three goals and three assists.
The 25-year-old has grown into a leader at Monaco, even captaining them.
Disasi is a French international, earning the first of his three caps in November 2022 under Didier Deschamps.
The former Stade de Reims defender was a surprise inclusion in Les Bleus’ 2022 World Cup squad.
Disasi’s contract runs until 2025, but clubs are circling to sign him this summer.
Apart from Manchester City and Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are also interested in his services.
PSG showed interest in him in the summer transfer window when they struggled to sign Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan.
They considered him an alternative, with sporting adviser Luis Campos pursuing the deal. But it did not come to fruition.
PSG also considered a move in the winter transfer window as they suffered injuries in defence. Campos is a massive admirer and still wants to take him.
Man United have been eyeing Disasi as a replacement for captain Harry Maguire. The Englishman will likely leave United this summer, and the Red Devils must fill the hole.
United also have one eye on Napoli defender Kim Min-jae as a Maguire replacement.
It is unclear which club is leading the race for the Disasi right now, but he will have plenty of top options to choose from this summer.
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