Banide rebuffs Rothen rumours
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Laurent Banide has moved to play down suggestions of a move for Jerome Rothen.
Monaco coach Laurent Banide has moved to play down suggestions of a move for unhappy Paris Saint Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen.
Rothen has endured a difficult two-and-a-half years at Parc des Princes since his switch from Monaco.
PSG chairman Alain Cayzac has confirmed that the Frenchman could be on his way out in January if clubs meet their valuation.
However, Banide is not interested in bringing Rothen back to Stade Louis II.
"Rothen? I haven't heard about that," Banide told AFP.
"Despite his undeniable talent, I don't see how he could help us at the moment.
"With Jaroslav (Plasil) and (Jeremie) Menez, we already have two players capable of playing at that position."
Meanwhile, Monaco strikers Mohamed Kallon and Marco di Vaio are being linked with January moves to Italy.
Sierra Leone international Kallon is a reported target of Juventus, while Di Vaio is rumoured to have a received an offer from Torino.