Chelsea In Fight with Manchester Utd to sign £32m star Paul Pogba and one other super star
Chelsea are still connected with Aurelien Tchouameni, and the Blues are now claimed to be ‘leading the race’ to sign the Monaco midfielder ahead of Real Madrid.
Chelsea is said to be ‘in the lead’ in the hunt to recruit Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco, ahead of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old is a target for United, Los Blancos, and the Blues, according to Spanish news source Marca [via Sport Witness]. United, Los Blancos, and the Blues have seized the lead in the fight for his signature.
Tchouameni has been dubbed the’season’s sensation,’ according to Marca, and there is a ‘race’ to sign him this summer, with Chelsea growing more pleased with the France international and their desire becoming ‘urgent.’
In recent international breaks, the Monaco star has been a constant presence in the France squad, impressing both fans and teammates.
Paul Pogba, a Manchester United midfielder, is one of his Les Bleus teammates that adores Tchouameni.
“Very very excellent,” Pogba declared to broadcaster RTL in September, according to Ouest-France. He is a man, not a boy.
“It’s a pleasure to play beside him. He is a high-energy individual. Exceptional technical and physical excellence, as well as a lot of vitality. We wish him many more matches and assure him that I will always be at his side.”
Pogba has a firm opinion on Tchouameni, and Chelsea did have an interest in him, according to sport.
The Blues instead signed Saul Niguez on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window, according to London.
Despite Chelsea’s admiration for the Frenchman, the midfielder seems unconcerned about his future at the moment, since his contract with the Ligue 1 club expires in less than three years.
Tchouameni, who is rated at £31.5 million on Transfermarkt, said lately that he is not worrying about the rumors connecting him with a transfer away from Monaco.
In an interview with the French newspaper L’Equipe, he said: “I remember being in Paris after the Nations League. My phone had blown up when I awoke.
“My father contacted me and informed me that I was on the main page of Marca. We spoke about everything and he told me that I was on the front page of Marca. I checked Twitter to see for myself.
“I assured him that was OK, but what difference does it make? It isn’t the case. Marca’s top page will neither define me or help me to excel in matches.
“It’s not real life, but it’s the media world, and it’s all about football. Today they’re talking about me, but tomorrow they’ll be talking about someone else. They smiled as they put the cover up in the dressing room. ‘Oh, you’re leaving us already?’
“It’s flattering, but I don’t think about it when I get up in the morning.”