Monaco claim they expect Manchester City striker Nicolas Anelka to decide today whether he will join them.
Anelka and Barcelona's Javier Saviola have been earmarked by the Principality club to replace the departed Fernando Morientes who has returned to Real
Madrid after a year on loan with Didier Deschamps' side.
City would be reluctant sellers but it is believed they would accept a big fee for the 25-year-old.
Monaco have revealed Manchester City will only allow Nicolas Anelka to leave on a "permanent transfer".
The City striker has been pursued forcefully by the Champions League finalists who want to sign the 25-year-old on loan.City have been angered by
Monaco's approach and manager Kevin Keegan is adamant they will not allow their most high-profile player to be loaned out.
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