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Chelsea leading race for Aurelien Tchouameni: Perfect option for Chelsea?

Chelsea Aurelien, Six Sports

A recent report by Italian outlet Tutto Juve reveals that Chelsea are in a great position to sign AC Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.

Aurelien Tchouameni joined AC Monaco in January 2020 and since the move, he has been instrumental in Monaco’s midfield. This season he has made 20 appearances in all competitions already and recovered two goals this term. ( stats via Transfermarkt)

His rise in the French league has seen him break into the French national team. N’Golo Kante’s injury issues this season have seen Aurelien forming a brilliant partnership with Paul Pogba in the heart of midfield for France. He also started in the UEFA Nations League Final win over Spain and played a massive role as France lifted the UEFA Nations League trophy.

The 21-year-old midfielder’s form and rise into the France national setup have not gone unnoticed. Following the impressive displays this season, Tchouameni’s talent is no longer a hidden secret. Alongside Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester City, all are scouting the midfielder.

AS Monaco will find it difficult to keep hold of the midfielder with so many major European clubs scouting him. AS Monaco will demand a fee between €50m and €60m for the midfielder. Tchouameni still has three years remaining on his current contract. However, Chelsea are ready to pay €60 million to bring the French midfielder to the club.

Is Aurelien Tchouameni the perfect midfeild option for Chelsea?

Chelsea already have one world-class French midfielder in their squad in N’Golo Kante. But the recent injury and fitness issues have raised eyebrows among Chelsea supporters. Aurelien Tchouameni has already done a brilliant job in filling the gap left by N’Golo Kante in the French midfield and can do the same job for Chelsea.

With Jorginho 29 and Kante 30, Aurelien Tchouameni can be the perfect long term replacement for the midfield duo. Chelsea are also planning to cut Saul’s loan move from Atletico Madrid short in January. So, Aurelien Tchouameni can be a great option for the present and future of the Chelsea squad.

The French midfielder can be the heart of the Chelsea midfield for years to come. But Aurelien will certainly demand guaranteed playtime as he would look to cement his place in the French squad for the World Cup 2022.

There is no doubt that Tchouameni with his all-around dynamism and bags of talent and potential can go on to become a major force for both his club and county.

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