Tuchel delivers Chelsea team news ahead of Watford match
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Chelsea have received a boost in their hopes of signing Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, reports in Italy claim. Chelsea have been linked with a move for the France international. And it appears their path to sign him has been cleared somewhat.
Tchouameni, who has already won seven caps for the France senior side, joined Monaco from boyhood club Bordeaux in January 2020.
He made just three appearances before the coronavirus pandemic cut the Ligue 1 season short.
But it was last term where he really started to build his name at Monaco.
Juventus have been linked with a move for Tchouameni in recent months.
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But Italian outlet CalcioMercato now claims Juve have pulled out of the race to sign the 20-year-old.
Juve prefer to save their money to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic and will instead look at cheaper midfield targets.
Monaco want to recoup as much money as possible for Tchouameni.
Chelsea are listed as one of the ‘main buyers’ Monaco are looking at for the midfielder, along with Real Madrid.
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But Real’s financial difficulty in recent seasons would make a move to Chelsea more likely if the Blues pay what Monaco want.
Earlier this month, Tchouameni spoke to L’Equipe about speculation over his future but he insisted he does not pay much attention to the rumours.
“My father called me, we talked about everything and he told me that I was on the front page of Marca. I went on Twitter and saw for myself,” Tchouameni said.
“I told him it was cool, but what does it actually matter? It doesn’t. The front page of Marca will not define me or allow me to perform well in matches.
“It’s not real life, but it is the media world, the football business. They talk about me today but tomorrow, they’ll be talking about another.
“In the dressing room, they put the cover up and laughed’ ‘Oh, you’re leaving us already?’.
“It’s flattering, but I don’t wake up in the morning thinking about it.
“When I started in Bordeaux, the media were already wondering every summer if Aurelien Tchouameni was going to move to a bigger club.
“In 2018, they were already talking about Juventus or Milan.
“I know for a fact that what is true in October is not necessarily what’s true in June. If I start to think that I’m going to leave, it will show directly in my performances on the pitch.”
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