The Merseyside giants are considering a move to add Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco, but Juventus also want the youngster in line for his international debut. U21 France international has attracted the European clubs and caught Didier Deschamps’s attention after an excellent run under Niko Kovac.
Tchouameni has shown a lot of personality and depth to his talents in a midfield pivot at Monaco since the Croatian manager’s arrival. Aurelien has thrived alongside Jean Lucas in the centre of a 4-4-2, offering an athletic presence.
The 21-year-old midfielder also has the strength to win possession plus the vision to spread passes across the field and test shot-stoppers from range. The French midfielder ended the last campaign with three goals and four assists over 42 games in all tournaments.
Tchouameni also made his U21 international debut in March while playing at the European Championship. And Aurelien may now be in line for his senior bow under Didier Deschamps. With Didier’ future secure, he is considering introducing Aurelien next to N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.
Les Bleus manager wants to renew his squad for the 2022 World Cup after an underwhelming Euros that could have seen Zinedine Zidane replace him in charge. Domestically, the Reds also like what Aurelien has shown with Les Monegasques but face rival interest from Juventus.
Speaking to the London is Blue Podcast, via the Chelsea Chronicle, as quoted by football.london, Matt Law of The Telegraph subtly hinted that Chelsea are still very much in contention to sign AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni.
The 21-year-old has been brilliant for the French club over the last two seasons. The Frenchman helped them ensure a 3rd place finish last season while they are only four points off 2nd place Nice in the current campaign halfway through this term. Two months ago, he also played a crucial role in helping Les Bleus win the UEFA Nations League.
Thus, he has certainly impressed and has been on the radar of Chelsea for a while. The Blues apparently also met his representatives in the summer and could now reignite their interest in the player.
Matt Law of The Telegraph recently revealed that Tchouameni and Declan Rice have caught the interest of the West London club, but the former could be a cheaper option. He also indicated that the Stamford Bridge outfit are making positive moves to sign the Frenchman.
“It feels like he [Tchouameni] would be the sort of cheaper option than Declan Rice. Whether that makes him option A, let us see. But I certainly think, at the moment, there is a direction of travel that is quite positive in terms of Chelsea and Tchouameni.”
Hope for Chelsea as Spanish giants €10m short of Ligue 1 star’s asking price
According to Sky Italia and Fabrizio Romano (h/t Football.London), Chelsea have been handed a glimmer of hope in the pursuit of talented French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni with Real Madrid said to be €10million off the asking price Monaco are demanding for their prized asset.
Tchouameni joined Monaco from Bordeaux in 2020 and has since then gone on to establish himself as one of the most talented defensive midfield prospects in the world. His performances for the Ligue 1 giants have earned him plaudits from around Europe.
The 22-year-old midfielder has played 50 times for Monaco this season scoring five goals and providing three assists across all competitions. Tchouameni’s versatility adds to his importance with the talented Frenchman capable of playing even in more advanced roles.
Real Madrid were said to be keen on signing the French international and have already made their offer for him. However, they are still short of Monaco’s asking price of €80million, according to Fabrizio Romano (h/t football.london) and that offers Chelsea a window of opportunity to try and sign Tchouameni.
If Real Madrid want a player, they try their best to get him into their ranks and with Tchouameni, expect it to be no different. After all, Los Blancos are the team that tabled a €200m bid for Kylian Mbappe of PSG last year.
Even if Los Blancos are a little off from the valuation, the fact that the player actually wants to join them goes a long way in deciding the future of the Frenchman. Tchouameni is bound to succeed and would be a part of Real Madrid’s midfield for many years to come given his age and talent.
Chelsea could benefit from adding the 22-year-old to their roster. Chelsea’s midfield finds itself in a conundrum with both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho ageing and not the players they were once. Mateo Kovacic for all his brilliance tends to be injured often.
Adding Tchouameni to a young crop of talents like Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour would have had the Blues sorted for many years to come but it seems unlikely right now. Whilst there are other options that we could explore, the Frenchman may seem like an opportunity lost if Madrid match the valuation.
It remains to be seen as to how Chelsea choose to reinforce their midfield for next season. They could manage for a while even if they don’t and keep their main players on board, but adding quality is always welcome.
Here are 5 players Resl Madrid can sign with the Mbappe fund.
With all the fuss that happened about the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga, Real Madrid’s current transfer target before the next season is now confirmed not to join them after renewing a contract with his current club Paris Saint Germain till 2025. The French forward signed an eye-popping new contract that would pay him 50 million net euros over the next three years, plus a 100 million euro signing-on bonus. To ensure Mbappe’s future at the club, the Parisian club had to overcome a lot of challenges. Although these amounts have yet to be formally validated, according to Le Parisien and La Republica, it is apparent that PSG has awarded the French attacker the costliest contract in football history.
Now for Real Madrid, this money for Mbappe transfer in hand can very well be utilised by signing other players who can almost have the similar impact as the French forward could’ve had. Almost certainly, the fantastic football knowledge and business brain of Florentino Perez will leave no stone unturned to do the best in the interest of the club, something that he has been doing for decades now. In this video we will try to accumulate 5 such names from the market and provide a rundown of players who can fit in this Real Madrid team with the money they kept aside for Kylian mbappe. So, without wasting anymore time let’s just get into it.
Aurelien Tchouameni leaves door open to Chelsea transfer after dropping huge hint amid £69m bid
Aurelien Tchouameni looks to have left the door open to a move to Chelsea, despite Real Madrid emerging as the likely destination for the 22-year-old this summer. He’s been heavily linked with an exit from AS Monaco for some time now, with the Blues among the first top-flight sides to have registered interest in the midfielder.
football.london understand that Chelsea have spent more time watching Tchouameni than any other club, following strong interest at the start of the season. Thomas Tuchel’s side opted against signing the youngster in the summer because the club felt as if he could have done with another 12 months of development, as per The Athletic.
The France international has since featured 50 times for Monaco this season, directly contributing toward eight goals from the heart of midfield. His impressive displays steered the club to within touching distance of Champions League qualification, though they fell at the final hurdle on the last day of the Ligue 1 season.
Tchouameni has continued to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this season, though the UK Government’s decision to sanction Roman Abramovich led to the club having to operate under a special sporting licence which restricted their activities in the transfer market.
Having seemingly missed the boat, the Monaco midfielder has decided to sign a five-year contract with Real Madrid in a deal worth £69million plus bonuses, according to French outlet RMC last month. Carlo Ancelotti’s side reacted quickly after Kylian Mbappe opted against pursuing a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu and chose to commit his future to Paris Saint-Germain.
Though, while Tchouameni may already have a foot in the door at Los Blancos, Goal has claimed that there is currently no agreement between the Spanish giants and the Frenchman. And, as a result, Chelsea have a window of opportunity to snatch the midfielder from under Real Madrid’s nose.
After a quiet week or so on the transfer rumour mill regarding his future, Tchouameni has finally spoken out. In an interview with French television broadcaster Telefoot, he was asked whether he has decided where his future lies. The midfielder replied: «Not yet.»
In the meantime, Chelsea have been told by Monaco chief Paul Mitchell of the criteria that the club must fulfil in order to sign Tchouameni. The French outfit’s transfer guru outlined that the club will demand a ‘fair compensation’ for ‘such an incredibly gifted player’.
Speaking to RMC Sport, the transfer chief said: «I don’t have a preference, to be honest. As always when you sell a player, there needs to be fair compensation.
«The market is different every year. Everyone was able to realize what a top player Aurelien is, but everyone also knows that we are an ambitious club with an ambitious shareholder, so no, I have no preference when it comes to selling him. We will have to be very aggressive in terms of supply for us to lose such an incredibly gifted player.»
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are both set to see their futures in west London come to a close next summer once their contracts expire. And, as a result, Tuchel is keen for a summer rebuild.
Speaking to football.london, the Chelsea boss outlined his intentions at the club in the coming weeks. Tuchel said: «We are rebuilding, not improving the squad. We are rebuilding. This is always challenging, but we are up for the challenge.
«I don’t know where we are from day one. What I can promise is that I will be here – if I can promise that – I will be here with full energy and positive energy no matter what. We will still work for Chelsea, and I refuse to think of negative scenarios. We will be competitive, on which level we will see.
«On how the delay and sanctions will affect us, there is a risk. It will be very challenging to make up for the disadvantage, given the situation of the other two teams: City and Liverpool, who are already improving the squad and set one benchmark after the other in all aspects of the game.»
Liverpool make contact to sign £50.4million versatile star who wants PL move – Report
Liverpool have already won a trophy and are flying high in all competitions this season. Based on current form, they should be able to win multiple titles in the current campaign.
To further improve the squad in the summer, reports indicate that the Merseysiders are looking to sign a versatile star in the form of Aurelien Tchouameni.
According to a report covered by Marca, the Monaco midfielder, who will be out of contract in 2024, is linked with a move away from the club and he wants to move to the Premier League.
The renowned Spanish source have stated that Real Madrid have been trying to reach an agreement with him but it seems that the player is destined to move to England.
It is stated that the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd have made contact and asked about signing and Tchouameni could consider joining one of them.
In recent years, the Reds have been miles ahead of their arch-rivals and would surely be a more attractive option for the Les Bleus star.
Tchouameni can effectively play in the defensive and central midfield roles. He has netted 3 goals and provided 2 assists thus far for Monaco this term. The 22-year-old was an important member of the France side that won the UEFA Nations League last year.
Earlier this month, Catalan source, Sport (via The Faithful), reported that it would take a fee of 60 million euros (£50.4million) to lure the youngster from the Ligue 1 side.
Liverpool have not replaced the likes of Wijnaldum and Grujic in the midfield as yet. In your view, should they offer £50.4million to sign Aurelien Tchouameni?
From France: Liverpool already preparing move for £36m-rated ‘complete player’ – report
Liverpool are still in contention to sign AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni, according to a report from French outlet L’Equipe (via Sport Witness).
Fresh off the back of falling to defeat in Paris at the hands of Real Madrid, the Reds have seemingly been battling the La Liga giants off the pitch too for the capture of Tchouameni for some time.
Recent reports suggested that Los Blancos were in the box seat to sign the 22-year-old sensation, however, speculation continues to rumble on with Paris Saint-Germain also in the mix.
As per L’Equipe, translated by SW, Liverpool are believed to be preparing to ‘try their luck again’ following the final heartache.
It’s claimed that the Anfield club have ‘followed’ the eight-cap ace for a prolonged period and at one stage Tchouameni was ‘more tempted’ by the prospect of a move to work under Jurgen Klopp.
The report also states that Real Madrid have ‘recently improved’ their offer to sign the French youngster hailed as the ‘complete player’ by France national team manager Didier Deschamps.
After losing the 2018 Champions League final against the same opposition, Liverpool swiftly secured the capture of a midfield enforcer and now Klopp favourite, Fabinho, from no other than Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.
Pulling off a nigh-on identical move some four years later would be just the tonic needed to boost morale amongst Reds fans.
Also predominantly operating as a defensive midfielder, Tchouameni would provide much-needed cover for the Brazilian in a position the Liverpool ranks are currently dangerous light in. Very strong aerially and in the tackle (WhoScored), the French powerhouse shares similar characteristics to Fabinho and would likely be viewed as the long term successor for the role.
Already boasting 17 goal involvements in just 133 domestic career outings, the £36million valued apprentice to be could even present a more well-rounded overall package than his potential Brazilian mentor.
Put simply, this is a battle for a high calibre player that FSG, newly appointed sporting director Julian Ward and Klopp himself should be pulling out all the stops to get over the line and get one over their conquerors in Paris.
Chelsea renewed interest in€40m-rated Ligue 1 midfielder
The London giants are reportedly winning the battle to add Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, with Liverpool also in the competition to land the youngster.
Chelsea ‘have an advantage’ over their PL rivals in signing France international this summer, with the midfielder ready to be one of the most sought-after footballers in the upcoming transfer window.
Likened to Steven Gerrard and valued at a reported €60m, Aurelien has been sensational for Les Monegasques this campaign, with France coach Didier Deschamps even a huge fan of the teenager, with the Les Bleus manager hailing the midfielder as a footballer with ‘enormous potential’.
And this summer is ready to see the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool battle it out for the youngster, with Real Madrid and PSG also interested in the midfielder, who could be the next midfield phenom to come out of France.
The 22-year-old midfielder has shone for both Monaco and France this campaign, and with the youngster now looking set for the next step in his career, Chelsea or Liverpool could be perfect teams for the teenager.
However, given their track record, the Merseyside club could be a more suited club for the French midfielder, with the Blues having a knack for spending big on top youngsters in Europe, only for them to fall off massively when arriving at Chelsea, such as ex-Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Aurelien Tchouameni comments on future – ‘already negotiating’ with Liverpool
Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has addressed speculation over his future, with the Liverpool target not dismissing the chances of a summer move.
Tchouameni has been widely touted as a summer target for Liverpool, who are seeking a midfield addition ahead of the likely exit of at least one senior player.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be set to depart, though it now seems more likely that both James Milner and Naby Keita will be offered extensions on deals that currently expire in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Bolstering Jurgen Klopp‘s ranks with a player of Tchouameni’s quality and potential – having already played 128 times for Bordeaux and Monaco, along with eight caps for France – would be a positive step for Liverpool.
French outlet RMC Sport claim that the 22-year-old’s representatives have already held talks with clubs across Europe, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid front-runners.
A move to Paris Saint-Germain, who are also interested, has effectively been ruled out, with Tchouameni said to prefer to join a club outside of France.
RMC Sport definitively state: “Tchouameni will no longer be [at Monaco] next season.”
Tchouameni himself took part in a press conference on Wednesday ahead of Monaco’s Ligue 1 clash with Lille on Friday night, with the principality club looking for a late push to finish in the top three.
“I think I’m on contract until 2024, with an option until 2025. We’ll see what the future holds for me,” he told reporters when asked about his transfer prospects.
“A lot can happen during the transfer window.
“The most important thing is the Lille match, not what will happen after.
“After, when everyone goes on vacation, we’ll see who will be there when it resumes.”
First and second in Ligue 1 automatically qualify for the Champions League, while third enters the third qualifying round and fourth is reserved for the Europa League.
Monaco are currently fourth, level on points with third-placed Rennes and three behind Marseille in second, with only three games to play as they hope to avoid a repeat of this season’s Champions League playoff knockout at the hands of Shakhtar.
“This elimination stuck in my throat,” Tchouameni continued. “Playing the Champions League with Monaco is not something I would dislike.”
At least outwardly, then, the midfielder has not ruled out an extended stay at Monaco.
But persistent claims from the media suggest his agent is making a concerted bid for the exit, and possibly towards Anfield.