Monaco’s vice president has admitted that his club were previously in negotiations for the transfer of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, and believes that his club can capture the newly appointed England skipper in the future, as reported by the Daily Star.
The club from the French principality have spent significantly since the ownership of Dmitry Rybolovlev began, attracting a spate of global stars.
One of those is Radamel Falcao, who moved from Monaco to Old Trafford on loan on deadline day.
Rooney was targeted, in particular, by Monaco, although a deal did not come to fruition.
Despite the failure of the particularly ambitious bid, Vadim Vasilyev has not been deterred from his goal.
The Stade Louis II chief is still keen on bringing the energetic forward to Ligue 1, despite the fact that the financial situation at the club has worsened slightly, with Rybolovlev having tightened the club’s purse string.
Rybolovlev said: “One year ago, we were discussing one of the top players of the Premier League, a top English player.
“But it was on the table. This opportunity finally did not happen, but I think one day that it will come, that it will happen.”