AS Monaco are already seeking a buyer for midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Cesc's €125,000-a-week contract is a drag on ASM's wage-bill as they seek to rebuild after a disastrous 12 months.
As such, the former Arsenal captain's availability has been circulated across Europe - but his salary is proving a stumbling block.
A move outside of Europe - to China or the Middle East - is now being mooted for the midfielder.
Tied to ASM until 2022, Cesc also arrived with a €600,000 signing-on bonus.