Real Madrid locked in battle with PSG for Aurelien Tchouameni
Real Madrid are locked in battle with PSG for the signature of Aurelien Tchouameni, according to Marca. The Frenchman is one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe at the moment. Madrid and the Parisians are both eager to win the race for his signature.
Tchouameni arrived at Monaco in January 2020 and soon established himself as a prominent player at the club. The Frenchman has since evolved into one of the finest holding midfielders in Europe and has also broken into the national team. His steady rise has endeared the 22-year-old to Los Blancos.
The La Liga giants are eager to bolster their midfield this year. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is eager to find a replacement for Casemiro, who has struggled to hold on to his usual level this season.
The Brazilian recently turned 30, so Los Blancos are laying down succession plans for him. Tchouameni has been identified as the perfect man to slip into Casemiro’s boots.
However, Real Madrid are planning to invest heavily in Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer. While the Frenchman is all set to arrive in a Bosman move, he would command a sizeable salary.
A deal for Haaland could also leave the La Liga giants with little funds to spare. Monaco are willing to cash in on Tchouameni, but want €60 million to part ways with their prized asset.
That could open the door for PSG to take advantage. The Ligue 1 giants are likely to oversee a managerial change at the Parc des Princes this summer.
Zinedine Zidane is the frontrunner to take charge of the Parisians, who are looking to bolster their midfield this year. Paul Pogba remains the preferred target for the French giants, but they also have Tchouameni on their agenda.