Real Madrid are hopeful of completing a deal for France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
Aurelién Tchouaméni is getting closer to joining Real Madrid. Following a verbal agreement on personal terms, talks with AS Monaco are going smoothly.
Negotiations are expected to continue in the next hours, according to Real Madrid insiders.
The 22-year-old has been a mainstay in Ligue 1 over the previous two seasons, appearing in 71 of a possible 76 league appearances for Monaco.
Despite rumors that he was close to signing with both Real Madrid and Liverpool, Tchouameni stated that he has not yet decided where he will play.
Last month, when asked if he would prefer to join one side over the other, the Frenchman gave a diplomatic response.
‘I like both: I can watch Spanish games and English games,’ he told CNN.
‘It’s different to play in Spain and it’s different to play in England, but at the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adaptation.’
With Alex Oxlade-future Chaimberlain’s uncertain, Liverpool are looking to acquire a quality midfielder like Tchouameni, however there may be more crucial acquisitions to come if Sadio Mane departs.
Madrid, on the other hand, will be aiming to add depth and future-proof their aging midfield as they look to win their 15th Champions League crown.
They are also interested in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham.
This week, Real Madrid will resume direct talks with AS Monaco for Tchouaméni. According to PSG sources, he is also vying to join Real Madrid as soon as possible.
Real and Monaco are negotiating add-ons and other issues. The coming week will be crucial.
In the UEFA Nations League matches against Denmark and Croatia this month (8/8), Aurelien Tchouameni has completed 100% of his attempted tackles.
Aurélien Tchouaméni in May 2022 said: “I like both [Real Madrid & Liverpool]. I can watch Spanish games and English games. It’s different to play in Spain and it’s different to play in England, but at the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adaptation.”