Monaco line up Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor and West Ham's Herita Ilunga

Wants first team action: Ilunga

Wants first team action: Ilunga

Monaco, who are considering making an offer for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, are lining up a £1.5million bid for West Ham defender Herita Ilunga.

The 28-year-old left-back is out of the frame following Wayne Bridge's arrival and West Ham are keen to bring in funds as they search for a midfielder and striker among other targets.

Monaco had hoped to sign him on loan first but West Ham are hopeful of a deal.

Liverpool have also shown interest in Ilunga in the past but a move there now is unlikely.

He said: 'I heard the news about Monaco. My job is to play every day and I am fighting for that, every player wants to play.' 

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