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Fabinho wants Monaco stay

Fabinho has declared he would like to make his stay at Monaco permanent despite apparent interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

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The Brazilian full-back, 20, who is on loan with Monaco from Portuguese club Rio Ave, started the Ligue 1 campaign impressively and was linked with City and PSG.

Though he has recently struggled to cope with competition for his place from Italian Andrea Raggi, Fabinho still hopes to remain at the Stade Louis II beyond next summer.

"I don't think too much about my future, but I would like to stay here," he told a news conference. "Right now, I'm thinking about playing well and I'm working hard. I've adapted well. I started as first-choice.

"After that, I've played less, but I continue learning. I work to be first-choice and earn my place in the side. I respect the coach's decisions."