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Abou Diaby has told France Football he once dreamed of winning the Ballon d'Or and that his faith has helped him cope with a career beset by injuries.
Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria are both wishing for a return to the Bernabeu, according to one report in the Spanish press that came as a surprise.
Club president Jean-Pierre Rivere told the club's official website the gesture was "our way of thanking our fans for travelling all across Europe."
Cisse, 35, has not played a competitive game since featuring for Ligue 1 Bastia in the final match of the 2014-15 season.
A late Frederic Sammaritano equalizer denied Monaco all three points, as they played out a 1-1 draw at Dijon.
Nice head coach Lucien Favre has called for decisiveness in the final third ahead of their clash at Guingamp on Wednesday.