Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring any developments with the future of Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile.
After disappointing Premier League campaigns in their own right, United and Chelsea are in the market for fresh faces as they bid to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool.
However, despite the desire to acquire new additions, neither club have made a signing heading into July, something which is likely to lead to a busy two months.
According to Nice-matin, the two English giants are involved in the race to sign the highly-regarded Badiashile from Monaco.
The Ligue 1 outfit have already witnessed Aurelien Tchouameni depart Stade Louis II for Real Madrid for a fee which could rise to in excess of £80m.
Nevertheless, while club and head coach would prefer to retain the services of Badiashile, the 21-year-old has just two years remaining on his contract.
That detail effectively leaves the France Under-21 international on the market to interested clubs, Monaco potentially not wanting to run the risk of the player's contract entering its final 12 months.
With Monaco involved in the Champions League qualifiers, Clement may want to retain Badiashile's services until it is determined whether the club will compete in the group stages of European football's premier competition.
That said, interest from elsewhere is not going to go away, and the report suggests that several other clubs are ready to mount an approach for the emerging talent.