Chelsea has a ‘advantage’ over Real Madrid, according to Roman Abramovich, who is considering a £50.1 million transfer.
In the race to sign Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni, Chelsea is said to have the upper hand over Real Madrid.
According to a report from Spain, Chelsea has an advantage over Real Madrid in the race to sign Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni.
During the international break, Tchouameni shined in France’s march to Nations League triumph and is said to be a target for Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool, as well as Thomas Tuchel’s side and Real Madrid.
Tchouameni has risen to prominence with Monaco after coming for £15.2 million from Ligue 1 rivals Bordeaux little over a year ago, partnering Paul Pogba in midfield when Les Blues defeated Spain in the Nations League final on Sunday.
In the absence of Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, the 21-year-old displayed a high level of technical ability and calmness to show that he belongs at the top of the game as fans looked on ahead of the January transfer window.
In the summer, Tchouameni was linked with a move to United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team in need of a defensive midfielder.
Now Real Madrid are eyeing him as a possible Casemiro successor, although Carlo Ancelotti’s side are trailing Chelsea, City, and Liverpool in the race to capture the £50.1m midfielder.
According to Marca, the three Premier League clubs have the ‘advantage’ over Los Blancos, with Roman Abramovich’s billions and City’s mega-rich owners making the Champions League finalists the front-runners.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Madrid is considering Tchouameni as a possible replacement for Pogba, with the 21-year-old contributing more defensively than his France teammate.
Cesc Fabregas, a former Chelsea midfielder, believes Tchouameni “has the potential to be the complete midfielder,” while the player himself has stated that he aspires to be “the best.”
“Because of our size and the way we played when we were younger, people have always compared me to Pogba,” Tchouameni told The Ligue 1 Show.
“To be one of the best, you must be inspired by the best.”
“I study Pogba’s ball handling, Kante’s ball winning, and [Patrick] Vieira’s box-to-box technique.
“I watch [Andres] Iniesta, Cesc, and Xavi [Hernandez] play with the ball. Kevin De Bruyne is one of my favorite players to watch.” Pogba also described Tchouameni as “a delight” to play with.
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