Marca reported two days ago that Chelsea had ‘enquired about’ Aurélien Tchouaméni and were ‘waiting for a quick decision’ from the AS Monaco player.
Real Madrid has shown interest in acquiring the midfielder, but he has been advised to wait another year if he wants to join them in the summer of 2023.
Chelsea is a main opponent’ for the 22-year-old signing with the La Liga club, according to a report published on Wednesday by AS.
Los Blancos are aware that the France international has shown interest in joining them, but the €70-80 million transfer fee demanded by the Ligue 1 club is their main worry. Tchouaméni is expected to negotiate a lower price, maybe as low as €50 million.
Real Madrid’s chances of signing him improve if some of their own midfielders leave the Bernabéu at the end of the season, which is a possibility.
Real Madrid, will not have it easy in their pursuit of the Monaco star, as they will have to ‘compete with major clubs’ such as Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel’s squad is thought to be ‘doing all possible’ to sign the Frenchman this summer. Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions, are a strong contender, but he wants to ‘have a new adventure’ in either England or Spain.
According to sources close to Tchouaméni, his decision to leave Monaco has been ‘fully determined,’ and AS has been informed of this.
Furthermore, according to the magazine, the player’s future is “extremely close to being resolved,” without revealing any other clues on where he will play next season.