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Chelsea interested in 22-year-old midfielder, player expected to sign for Real Madrid



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Aurelien Tchouameni has the world at his feet right now, with the top elite clubs in the world interested in his services. The two clubs leading the race right now are the 2022 Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Liverpool.

According to reports from Sky Sports, Chelsea too are interested in the defensive midfielder. However, the general understanding is that the player will join Los Blancos in June and snub a move to the Premier League.

Earlier this week, the youngster spoke to Mundo Deportivo and hinted at the clubs in the race for his signature. He said,

“I like the Spanish games and the English ones. It’s different playing in Spain or England. But in the end for me it’s just a question of adaptation. I am an ambitious person,” Tchouameni said.

“Every time I do something I just want to win. If I want to be great, I have to adapt in order to gain some things that allow me to grow as a player.”

Tchouameni has established himself as a regular starter under Philippe Clement, starting 33 league games for AS Monaco at the tender age of 22. In the process, he has scored three goals and provided two assists.

The defensive quality that the Frenchman produces is immense and is what makes him so highly sought after in the transfer market. He averages a whopping three interceptions, 2.5 tackles, 7.5 duels won and a clearance per ninety minutes.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Los Blancos had reached an agreement over his move to the Santiago Bernabeu for a fee of €80 million. While the fee seems to be excessive, Kylian Mbappe’s cancelled transfer makes way for such a signing.

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Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes



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Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.

Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.

Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.

Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.

The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.

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No loan deal for Guler

However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.

Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.

Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.

They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.

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