Report: Monaco join Liverpool and Tottenham in pursuing Newcastle teenager Olivier Kemen

Stade Louis II Monaco

Monaco are reportedly vying with Liverpool and Tottenham for the signing of Newcastle teenager Olivier Kemen.

According to Foot Mercato, Monaco have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Newcastle United midfielder Olivier Kemen.

Kemen, 19, joined the Magpies from Metz back in 2013, but has yet to even make a Premier League appearance for Newcastle - bringing his future into some doubt.

The Cameroon-born midfielder remains on the fringes under new manager Steve McClaren, and Kemen must now consider whether he should leave St. James' Park in search of first-team football elsewhere.

Foot Mercato report that not only are Liverpool and Tottenham targeting moves for Kemen, but Monaco have now joined the race for the teenager's signature.

Leonardo Jardim's side have been active in the transfer market this summer, mostly signing a number of young players such as Fares Bahlouli, Ivan Cavaleiro, Adama Traore and Thomas Lemar.

Now, it seems that the Monegasque outfit are targeting another young prospect in Kemen, with Foot Mercato reporting that Monaco have identified Kemen as the latest talented youngster they want to sign.

Newcastle must now decide whether to keep Kemen and give him some minutes in cup matches or even Premier League games, or cash in on him now whilst his stock is high, with Liverpool and Spurs seemingly also interested in signing him.

The Magpies would no doubt rather sell to Monaco than a Premier League rival, but they may have a big decision to make in the near future over Kemen's situation.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch