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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 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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