REAL MADRID are reportedly in pole place to signal Aurelien Tchouameni to deal Chelsea an enormous blow of their pursuit of the Monaco midfielder.
The Blues had been closely connected with a summer time transfer for the 22-year-old following his standout presentations in Ligue 1 this season.
Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has been connected with strikes to Chelsea and Actual MadridCredit score: AFP
Chelsea are claimed to have known the teen because the long-term successor to his French compatriot and world team-mate N’Golo Kante.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet had been maintaining tabs at the participant for months, regardless that they’re conscious they face pageant from Premier League competitors Liverpool.
However consistent with Spanish outlet AS, Actual are made up our minds to protected the signature of the previous Bordeaux starlet.
They state that Tchouameni is getting ‘nearer and nearer’ to linking up with Los Blancos with talks between the 2 events advancing in fresh weeks.
It’s been stated that his choice is to enroll in the Bernabeu outfit as Actual and Monaco now glance to agree on a price.
Monaco are understood to worth their participant at round £54million.
Actual’s leader scout Juni Calafat has been intently following Tchouameni’s growth with the LaLiga leaders assured of signing him.
Tchouameni has been in comparison to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard by way of Monaco wearing director Paul Mitchell.
Tottenham‘s former head of recruitment instructed Tuttosport: “He’s a whole midfielder, very speedy and bodily sturdy, he jogs my memory of Steven Gerrard.
“He’s already a most sensible participant regardless of being simplest 22, but when we need to transform a most sensible membership, then we must now not promote him.
“We’re an formidable membership. Everybody, from President Rybolovlev to train Niko Kovac is formidable right here.
“On the other hand, we’ll assess the placement on the finish of the season. The participant is underneath contract till 2024 and his switch worth is the considered one of a most sensible participant.
“The whole lot is costly in Monte Carlo, let’s say that Tchouameni is as dear because the Grand On line casino.”