Unwanted at Leicester City, Adrien Silva was used as an unofficial part exchange with Monaco last season, with Youri Tielemans going the other way on loan for the second half of the season.
The Belgian was subsequently bought by the Premier League side for around £40m this summer, but his Portuguese teammate (at least for the past few months) remained at King Power Stadium.
That could be about to change, however, as L’Equipe explain Silva looks likely to return to Monaco before the end of the Ligue 1 transfer window.
Few details have filtered for the time being, but the French newspaper claim an English source has told them a permanent deal is the preferred modus operandi at Leicester, clearly keen to get rid of the Portugal international once and for all.
Silva’s time at King Power Stadium didn’t get off to the best of starts when he was unable to play for the first six months after his transfer was declared late by a matter of seconds, and he has since struggled for regular game time.
Monaco are said to have ‘accelerated’ their efforts to make signings in the past few hours, and that includes the Portuguese, who has only made 21 appearances for Leicester since arriving from Sporting CP.
This seems like something all parties can get behind, to be honest.