AS Monaco are weighing up a January bid for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

The Daily Express says the towering Belgian defender was linked with the free-spending Ligue 1 giants and Barcelona in the summer - but neither side were able to firm up their interest.

Kompany missed the Chelsea game with a calf injury that he has been struggling to shake off.

But Monaco are undeterred and will go on the offensive to prise Kompany away from the Etihad.

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