Thierry Henry is eying up a move for a Chelsea star in January after his Monaco side continues to struggle this season.
The 41-year-old Arsenal legend was appointed as the French club's boss in October, following on from the sacking of Leonardo Jardim.
The former Ligue 1 champions are in 19th place after 17 matches, with only three wins, four draws and ten losses in the domestic league.
According to L'Équipe (via the Daily Mirror), Henry is ready for the January transfer window to open and make a move for Cesc Fàbregas.
The Monaco boss wants to revitalise his side after a number of players have left the club in the last two years, including João Moutinho, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Tiémoué Bakayoko.
The 31-year-old Chelsea star will be out of contract at the end of the season and has fallen down the pecking order at the Blues under manager Maurizio Sarri.
Henry will face a challenge from AC Milan for the former Arsenal and Barcelona player, as the Italian club have shown interest in Fàbregas since November.
Earlier this month, SPORTbible reported that the Italian club had met with the Spaniard's representatives and want to push a deal through in January. It is reported that I Rossoneri will offer him a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Henry is well aware of the challenge he faces at the Stade Louis II and has criticised his players' performances after their 3-0 defeat to Lyon this month.
"Against Dortmund [in the Champions League], I said, even if we knew we were already eliminated, I'm really upset because you cannot lose like that. Tonight, we did exactly the same thing," he told France Football.
"Look at the first two goals. On the first goal, we give them the ball for free.
"The second goal sums up the match for me. A pass of 35 meters, I think, from Denayer between two players. I cannot understand how that pass happens. Then there's a guy who wants to focus, to score and one who does not want to defend.
"You can play four or five defenders, but with a lack of desire, it's hard to win a football match. It was a lack of desire tonight on the goals. So, no excuses, no excuses.
"I think we made life too easy for Lyon. On the goals, we are at fault. We made the match too easy. It's a heavy, hard defeat. Above all, when we make too many mistakes, a team like Lyon, which has many qualities, will score goals.
"We will have to do what there is to do against Guingamp and try to get out of the relegation zone before going on holiday."
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