Goal.com Manchester City pair Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri could be given the opportunity in the summer with the wealthy Ligue 2 club set to offer £35 million to sign them.
Monaco were relegated from Ligue 1 in 2011 but are two points clear at the top of the French second division and backed by billionaire Dimitry Rybolovlev are making ambitious plans for their possible return to the top flight.
Both Tevez and Nasri are not first choice regulars at the Etihad Stadium and the lure of playing in a tax-free haven with gigantic salaries which Rybolovlev can comfortably afford may be enough to see them make the switch to France
Tevez, 28, was left out of the City squad that lost to Southampton yesterday amid rumours of another falling out with Roberto Mancini and with only one year left on his current contract, City may be prepared to cash in on the Argentinian striker.
In an interview in Argentina, Tevez said: “I’ve got a year left on my contract at Manchester City and they want me to sign for two more seasons.
“I would prefer to return home, but it is very difficult because City won’t let me leave for nothing.
“I will stay in Europe for another two years and then go back.”
While Frenchman Nasri could return to his native land after another subdued display for City before being substituted after 56 minutes yesterday.