Sunday January 27 2019
Gelson Martins joins Monaco on loan from Atletico Madrid

Gelson Martins has signed on loan with Ligue 1 side Monaco until the end of the season from Atletico Madrid. 

The Portuguese international,who moved from Sporting Lisbon in the summer, has struggled to make an impact in La Liga - starting just one league game in 2018-19.

His move frees up space in the squad for the imminent arrival of Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, who successfully underwent a medical with the club this morning, ahead of completing a loan-to-buy deal with Diego Simeone's side.

Tuesday January 22 2019
Atletico Madrid's Gelson Martins wanted by Arsenal, Monaco

Arsenal and Monaco are both keen on signing Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid, who are keen to offload the forward to comply with their wage budget.

Los Rojiblancos are said to be at the limit of their €293m annual wage budget and with the imminent arrival of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, at least one player must make way.

Marca and Diario AS have both stated of Monaco’s interest in the Portuguese forward but reports in the British press, from the Daily Mirror and the Sun, both say the Gunners are interested too.

Thursday January 3 2019
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas to join Monaco 'next week'

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will play his last match for the club against Nottingham Forest this weekend before joining Monaco, say ESPN FC.

The Spain international came on as a substitute in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Southampton – his 500th match in English football, before appearing to wave goodbye to fans at the end of the game.

Earlier this week, Diario Sport cited a report in L'Equipe of discussions over a two-and-a-half year deal for the midfielder, who would be reunited with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.

Wednesday January 2 2019
Monaco 'reach agreement' for Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas

Monaco have reached an agreement to sign out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.

Diario Sport cite a report in L'Equipe that there are discussions over a two-and-a-half year deal for the midfielder, who would be reunited with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.

The Spanish midfielder has started just one of the West London club’s 20 Premier League matches to date this campaign, appearing as a substitute just four times.

Thursday November 29 2018
Monaco boss Thierry Henry: 'Diego Simeone is a reference for a young Coach'

Monaco boss Thierry Henry has called his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone a ‘reference’ for him and other young Coaches.

Los Rojiblancos secured their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win over a youthful Monaco on Wednesday night, with Henry full of praise for the Argentine.

“I have a lot to learn, and Simeone is a reference for all Coaches,” Henry told reporters, in quotes cited by ESPN.

Wednesday November 28 2018
Atletico Madrid reach Champions League last 16

Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win against Monaco, despite Diego Simeone admitting ‘we ran out of energy’.

First-half goals from Koke and Antoine Griezmann were enough to make up for Atleti’s group-stage exit last season, despite Monaco striker Radamel Falcao missing a late penalty against his former club.

“Overall, the match was very good until the 70th minute,” Simeone said after the game.

Wednesday November 28 2018
Radamel Falcao: 'Returning to Atletico Madrid emotional for me'

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has admitted returning to play against Atletico Madrid ‘generates a lot of emotion’ in him.

The 32-year-old netted a remarkable 70 goals in 19 appearances for Atleti between 2011 and 2013 before joining the Ligue 1 club in 2013.

“Firstly, I would like to say that it is always good for me to come to Atletico’s stadium, even if this is a different one from where I played,” Falcao told reporters at his pre-match press conference.

Thursday October 18 2018
Thierry Henry speaks to Zinedine Zidane on coaching

New Monaco boss Thierry Henry admits he is a ‘great admirer’ of former Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane.

The two were previously teammates for the French national team and Henry is now embarking on his first job in management after his appointment at the struggling Ligue 1 side.

“It would be fantastic to be as successful as them,” Henry replied to reporters when asked if Zidane and Didier Deschamps were models for his ideas.

Saturday October 13 2018
Official: Ex-Barcelona star Thierry Henry becomes Monaco Coach

Former Barcelona star Thierry Henry believes it is ‘fate’ that his managerial career will begin at Monaco after being confirmed as their new Coach.

Henry has signed a contract with Monaco taking him through to 2021 and is faced with the immediate task of pulling the principality side out of Ligue 1’s relegation zone.

“It seems like fate that I will begin my managerial career here,” he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

Saturday October 13 2018
Ex-Barcelona star Thierry Henry to become Monaco Coach

Monaco are expected to confirm former Barcelona star Thierry Henry as their new Coach on Saturday.

AS reports Henry has agreed a three-year contract with Monaco after pulling out of talks with English side Aston Villa.

The 41-year-old was Roberto Martinez’s assistant for the final time during Belgium’s 2-1 Nations League win against Switzerland on Friday.

Henry began his playing career at Monaco, turning out for their first team between 1993 and 1999 and winning a Ligue 1 title, as well as the 1998 World Cup with France.

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