Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hinted that he would be interested in a move to Monaco.

Monaco have been strongly linked with a move for Valdes on a free transfer next summer when his contract expires at Barcelona. Valdes has so far rejected all overtures from Barca to extend his contract with the 31-year-old thought to be keen on trying his luck in a new league.

A host of Europe's top clubs are believed to be weighing up moves for Valdes but the Spanish international has indicated he would open to a switch to France and to big-spending Monaco to be reunited with former Barca teammate Eric Abidal.

"Ligue 1 attracts me a lot - Monaco or elsewhere in France" Valdes told Telefoot. "This is one of my options. [My future] is in the hands of my representatives. But Monaco is a good option. I know that Abidal is very happy at Monaco and I am good friends with him. I consider him a brother.