Former Super Eagles defender, Michael Emenalo is reportedly in the forefront of efforts to take ex-youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi to AS Monaco of France from Liverpool of England.

Though Awoniyi recently signed a contract extension with Liverpool and has joined the Reds in preseason training, he is being widely tipped with a summer move to Monaco, where Emenalo is the current technical director.

Emenalo already has a long list of players he has helped Monaco sign, since his arrival last year from Chelsea of England, and now appears eager to add a Nigerian compatriot to the roster.

Meanwhile, Russian Premier League champions Lokomotiv Moscow have completed the signing of Nigeria international Brian Idowu, who last played for Amkar Perm.

The versatile defender has penned a three-year contract which will see him remain with the Railwaymen until the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Idowu says he’s delighted to join Lokomotiv Moscow, adding that he watched the team play in the Champions League.