LIVERPOOL transfer target Aurelien Tchouameni has reportedly agreed to join Champions League final opponents Real Madrid.
The defensive midfielder will leave Monaco this summer after an impressive season in France.
According to RMC Sport, the 22-year-old will join Real Madrid for £69million.
He signs a five-year contract with the Spaniards.
As well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have also been linked with the exciting France international.
But apparently Real Madrid won the race.
In an interview with RMC Sport, Monaco’s sporting director Paul Mitchell admitted the 22-year-old won’t play for the Monaco club next season.
When asked if he was going to Liverpool or Real Madrid, Mitchell laughed: “I don’t have a preference to be honest.
“As always when you sell a player there has to be fair compensation.
“Everyone could see 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.”
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Tchouameni, who has eight caps for France, has been instrumental in Monaco’s run to third place in Ligue 1 this season. He played 50 games throughout the year and even captained the team on occasion.
The central midfielder has made 95 appearances for Monaco since signing for £16million from Bordeaux in January 2020.
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