Several Ligue 1 clubs interested in Monaco defender Christian Matsima

Loïc Tanzi reports this afternoon that several Ligue 1 clubs are interested in signing young Monaco defender Christian Matsima on loan.

Among the French clubs that are said to be interested in the 19-year-old are Saint-Étienne, Bordeaux and Strasbourg, although unnamed other sides are reportedly keeping tabs on the young centre-back.

Matsima, who made his debut for Les Monégasques at the start of last season, is a French youth international and made nine league appearances last season.