Chelsea Football Club has reportedly tabled an €80 million offer for Real Madrid’s 23-year-old midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni according to SPORT. This comes as the Blues seek to bolster their midfield following the departure of N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea’s interest in Tchouameni is not new. The Blues had shown interest in the French international before he signed for Real Madrid from AS Monaco last summer. However, Tchouameni’s first season at the Santiago Bernabeu has been marked by inconsistency and a dip in performance levels post the FIFA World Cup 2022, leading to speculations about his future.
The arrival of Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid’s second most expensive signing in the club’s history, along with the expected extensions of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric’s contracts, has further intensified the competition for a place in the starting lineup. This has led Chelsea to reignite their interest in Tchouameni, hoping to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding his future at Real Madrid.
Chelsea’s initial offer of €60 million was swiftly turned down by Real Madrid. Undeterred, the Blues are reportedly considering raising their bid to €80 million, matching the amount Los Blancos paid Monaco for Tchouameni last year.
This move signals Chelsea’s determination to secure the Frenchman’s services, despite the club’s absence from the Champions League next season.
The Future of Aurelien Tchouameni at Real Madrid
Tchouameni, despite his struggles at Real Madrid, is still considered a world-class talent with a promising future. His potential arrival at Stamford Bridge could provide a significant boost to Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield options, especially with the likely departures of Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.
While Chelsea’s audacious bid for Tchouameni is a clear statement of intent, it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will be willing to part ways with the young Frenchman.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly be crucial in determining Tchouameni’s future, as the Blues look to convince him to join their project.