🇫🇷 Chelsea set sights on Monaco’s 21-year-old midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni
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🇫🇷 Chelsea set sights on Monaco’s 21-year-old midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni

News out of France reports that Thomas Tuchel’s time in Ligue 1 was enough to notice Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.

According to ESPN, Chelsea are “very interested” in signing the French international central midfielder who has helped Monaco to fifth position after 28 league games.

“The midfielder made his first Ligue 1 start at 18 years old. Chelsea are very interested in signing 21-year-old defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco,” ESPN reported as quoted by the Goal.

“The French international has made 26 league starts for Monaco this campaign, helping the club contend for the Ligue 1 title.

“Tchouameni has flashed elite ball-winning skills, ranking in the 98th percentile for tackles at his position and 93rd percentile for interceptions among 'big five' leagues over the past year,” concluded the report.

Meanwhile, Chelsea face Liverpool away at Anfield on Thursday night in the Premier League.

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