The French side are looking for defensive reinforcements and have identified Vincent Kompany as the perfect candidate to front their push to become a European superpower.

According to reports in France, Monaco have already contacted Kompany's agent to hold preliminary talks over a move.

But City are highly unlikely to be willing to part with their captain in the upcoming transfer window.

The 27-year-old has struggled to make an impact for City this season after battling a series of injuries that left him unavailable to Manuel Pellegrini.