But after opening talks for Disasi, Monaco now look to have won the race for one of Ligue 1’s best young centre-backs.
Monaco will pay Reims a €14m base fee for Disasi with a further €3m to follow in bonuses.
Disasi, who has one year remaining on his Reims deal, has already agreed personal terms with Monaco.
Disasi’s performances are one of the reasons Reims conceded the fewest Ligue 1 goals (21) in the 2019-20 season.
Monaco’s new sporting director Paul Mitchell is targeting young, but experienced players – and Disasi fits that profile.