Fabinho has admitted that he is looking at the option of continuing at AS Monaco after the Ligue 1 side sealed a berth in the Champions League group stages. The 22-year-old scored in the play-off fixture against Villarreal as his side defeated the Spanish outfit 3-1 on aggregate.

The Brazil international joined the French club on loan from Real Madrid in 2015, after failing to impress at the Spanish capital club. After spending two seasons on loan at Stade Louis II, he joined Monaco on a permanent deal, signing a four-year contract last summer.

His form has seen him attract interest from Manchester United. According to talkSPORT, Jose Mourinho was reportedly looking to further strengthen his back four by securing the services of the right-back, who is valued close to £25m ($32.7m).

Fabinho says he is considering continuing with his current employers, but refused to rule out a move away from Monaco before the end of the summer transfer window.

"With the Champions League, it's not bad staying at Monaco. I'm not certain of staying, but at the same time, there's more of a chance of me staying than leaving," Fabinho told the French publication L'Equipe, as quoted by Goal.com.

Monaco are placed in Group E after the group stages draw of the Champions League was completed on 25 August. They are in the same group as English outfit Tottenham Hotspur, CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen.

Fabinho joined AS Monaco on a permanent deal last summer Getty

Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain will return from their loan deals, while Leonardo Jardim has added Kamil Glik, Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy to their squad. Fabinho claims Monaco have a stronger squad than the previous season and has hailed the return of Falco and Germain.

"We're stronger than last year. We've strengthened in defence with Glik and we're very good at full-back. The returns of Falcao and Germain are important. We just need leaders," the Brazilian added.

"Bernardo Silva is a key player, like Thomas Lemar. I've got a good understanding with Tiemoue Bakayoko. Confidence is higher."