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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 forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report



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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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