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Monday August 12 2019
Monaco set for Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder

Monaco are set to land Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder after they activated his €40m release clause, according to L’Equipe.

Last week, Diario de Sevilla outlined how the French club had seen an offer of €20m plus Rony Lopes rejected for the striker, and now appear to be going for a straight cash deal.

Last month, Marca cited a report in L’Equipe that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both made contact with the player’s agent over a potential move - who has a €40m release clause.

This has led the France international to reject a move to Beijing Synobo Guoan which would have seen him earn a whopping €1m per month.

The 28-year-old has recently told reporters that he will consider a transfer this summer while last month, Diario AS cited a report from Soccerlink.fr that there has already been contact from Paris Saint-Germain.

The striker joined Los Rojiblancos from Toulouse in 2016 in a €9m deal and has scored 70 goals across all competitions in the time since.

Ben Yedder netted twice in Sevilla’s famous Champions League Round of 16 victory against Manchester United a season ago – to qualify the club for their first quarter-final of the competition in six decades.

Football Italia website