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Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Tchouameni for €100 million



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For close to a month now, Aurelien Tchouameni and Real Madrid have flirted rather publicly over a transfer for the French midfielder. Updates have rolled in on a daily basis, and an agreement seemed close by.

According to reports from David Ornstein, Los Blancos have finally reached an agreement with AS Monaco over Tchouameni’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The total package offered by Carlo Ancelotti’s side for the Frenchman is reported to be more than €100 million including the transfer fee of €80 million and bonuses.

With the financial side of the deal now sorted, the clubs are now finalizing the paperwork and other formalities involved. The official announcement is only a matter of time.

Fabrizio Romano further adds that the contract will see the youngster at the club until 2027. When official, Tchouameni will become one of the most expensive signings in the club’s history.

This puts an end to PSG, Manchester United, and Liverpool’s pursuit of the midfielder. The player has always maintained Real Madrid as his priority and will now realise his dream of donning the famous white jersey.

Tchouameni made 35 league appearances for Monaco in the 2021/22 season of Ligue 1. In that period, he recorded three goals and two assists.

His impressive performances at the club level earned him back-to-back starts for the French National team this week against Denmark and Croatia.

The 22-year-old is expected to replace Casemiro in the long term and form the core of Real Madrid’s future midfield with Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde.

However, Ancelotti will now have to decide if he uses the €100 million Frenchman as a regular starter or sticks with the Brazilian defensive midfielder for the coming season.

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Real Madrid not worried about Bellingham’s knee injury, Dortmund asking for €150 million



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Heading into the 2023 summer transfer window, Real Madrid had one main priority on their minds – signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund amidst interest from several other parties involved.

With Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool also chasing his signature, Madrid knew it was going to take a lot more than just a €120 million offer and a blank cheque to convince Bellingham.

Eventually, it seems the player’s desire to join Madrid came through. He rejected advances from the Premier League, and eventually chose the defending Champions League winners as his next home.

There are certainly doubts with the transfer, though, as there would be, with any €120 million signing. With this transfer, it is Bellingham’s knee troubles. The Englishman might have to undergo surgery to treat his knee, and is also expected to miss England’s EURO 2024 qualifiers.

A knee surgery at the age of 19 would, and probably should be a scary prospect for any player and club. Real Madrid, though, are not worried, as per a report by SPORT1.

They want him to form a ‘royal midfield’ quadrant with Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde.

The transfer is expected to close next week, as Borussia Dortmund advanced negotiations with Real Madrid after losing the Bundesliga title on the final matchday.

The two club presidents, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Florentino Perez, have a ton of mutual respect for one another, and want the transfer to be closed promptly so both clubs can move forward with the rest of the transfer window.

For Dortmund, that means finding a replacement for Bellingham, and reinforcing their squad to challenge for the Bundesliga title next season. For Madrid, meanwhile, it would mean finding Karim Benzema’s replacement.

The final details of the transfer fee are still remaining, though, with Dortmund hoping to get nearly €150 million out of the deal.

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