Transfer Bin: Monaco trying for Mourinho

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There are somewhat far-fetched rumours in Italy that Monaco are trying to persuade Jose Mourinho to leave Chelsea for Ligue 1.

On the same day that Monaco are linked with AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, reports surface in Italy that they have been trying to lure Jose Mourinho.

There's no doubt that Monaco have money to spend and aspirations of European glory, but setting their sights on prising Mourinho away from Chelsea would be ambitious to say the least.

However, Italian website Tuttomercatoweb reports that Monaco made an attempt for Mourinho in the past and have redoubled their attempts to land the Special One.

The site suggests that after exiting the Champions League, Mourinho risks a trophy-less season and could leave Stamford Bridge.

It is claimed that Monaco have already put out feelers for Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone but the Argentine tactician rejected their advances.

Current Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri is reportedly on the brink of being sacked by billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev in spite of leading his side to second place in Ligue 1 behind a dominant Paris Saint-Germain.

While patience does seem to be in short supply at Monaco, a more likely replacement for Ranieri seems to be Zinedine Zidane, who is also said to be in the frame.

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