MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea are already in talks with Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.
However, a deal will be difficult to complete as ‘half of Europe’ want to sign the highly-rated midfielder.
Tchouameni’s superb performances for AS Monaco have seen his future become a hot topic of discussion this summer.
According to the Spanish newspaper SportThe duo Prem United and Chelsea are looking to get ahead of their rivals and have held discussions with Tchouameni’s representatives.
But in a blow to both, they added that the player himself wants to play in LaLiga.
Barcelona is enamored with the 22-year-old and is keen to close a deal.
However, with Monaco valued at up to £50m, Barca will be valued in a move this time around.
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And even if the transfer for the Norwegian doesn’t work out, they will look to spend their transfer budget on a replacement striker, as well as a centre-back.
Instead of bombarding Tchouameni, they seemed ready signed Franck Kessie instead on a free transfer from AC Milan.
However, if the France international, who has a contract with Monaco until 2024, remains in 2023, then they will be looking to move.
Real Madrid are also interested in Tchouameni, despite only signing midfielder Eduardo Camavinga last year.
Club president Florentino Perez is said to be prioritizing a move Kylian Mbappe this summer.
But Madrid could also buy Tchouameni, a blow to their opponents.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4796188/chelsea-man-utd-transfer-tchouameni-monaco/ Chelsea and Man Utd ‘hold transfer talks with Tchouameni’ but Monaco midfielder already has ‘half of Europe’ behind him