Squillaci stays at Monaco
By Mark Buckingham & Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Sebastien Squillaci has signed a new contract at Monaco as his team-mate Julien Rodriguez has now caught the eye of Portsmouth.
France international Squillaci had been under contract at Stade Louis II until 2007 but the arrangement has been extended by a further two years.
The defender's decision to commit his future to the Principality could hasten the departure of Rodriguez.
The stopper has been linked with Rangers, with the Scottish champions purportedly offering Rodriguez a four-year deal.
But reports suggest that Portsmouth are also considering a move for the 27-year-old, who has been unable to command a regular role in the Monaco team.
Monaco coach Didier Deschamps is mulling over the interest in Rodriguez and could allow the centre half to leave.
Deschamps said: "The door is closed for no one."
Pompey boss Alain Perrin tried to sign Rodriguez during his time as Marseille coach and is now weighing up another bid to work with the stopper.