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Monaco boss wants more signings

Monaco look to splash more cash in pursuit of Ligue 1 crown

By | 22nd July 2013
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Monaco gaffer Claudio Ranieri is not yet satisfied with the current transfer haul, according to The Italian has set his sights on a continued spending spree to add more quality to his recently promoted side.  After already spending over €130 million in the summer window to lure in big names, the former Chelsea manager is hoping to open the pocket book once again to strengthen his side.

“The market is not really finished yet,” reported the coach telling reporters.

“I’ll wait for after the next preparatory match and then I will talk to the president and sporting director.”

Despite the high transfer bill, Monaco has yet to impress even in pre-season, failing to win either of its last two friendly matches. After falling to German second league side Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-2, Les Rouge et Blanc were held to a clean sheet by Bundesliga side FC Augsbourg in a 1-0 game, a bad sign for the free-spending Ligue 1 club, which may give credence to the transfer desires of its manager.

Ranieri will be looking to owner Dmitry Rybolovlev for backing and further investment in order to achieve the goals set out by the club. Already splurging €130 million for Falcao, James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho, Eric Abidal, Ricardo Carvalho, and Jeremy Toulalan, the Russian billionaire will be asked to spend even more to add more quality to last season’s Ligue 2 champions.

Rybolovlev, who is not known for shying away from a purchase, may give his manager the funds he desires to bring in more signings before the summer window officially closes.

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