Chelsea boss abramovich to hand Thomas Tuchel dream N’Golo Kante partner to avenge £79m heart-breaking mistake.
Chelsea could save millions by opting against the signing of Declan Rice, but face stiff competition for their dream midfield signing.
Chelsea are in pursuit of France international, Aurélien Tchouaméni.
Thomas Tuchel’s side seemingly led the race for the AS Monaco midfielder in the summer with little competition.
In the summer, Thomas Tuchel’s team appeared to have a stranglehold on the AS Monaco midfielder, with little competition.
However, considering Real Madrid’s latest transfer decision, the France international could be well out of reach by the end of the month.
Los Blancos have expressed interest in Tchouaméni, according to ESPN, dealing Chelsea a major setback in their chase.
According to Spanish publication Marca, the 22-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after midfield talents after stunning performances for club and country this season, earning him a £50 million price tag.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea began the process in the summer, adding Tchouaméni to their shortlist alongside Declan Rice.
A deal fell through because the west Londoners believed the teenager needed another year of development to add to his experience before committing to a long-term contract.
Instead of signing the midfielder, Chelsea elected to sign Saul Niguez on a one-year loan with the option to buy from Atletico Madrid.
According to the Italian site TuttoMercatoWeb in early December, Juventus joined the contest after a few months, and the Blues opted to ‘accelerate’ their chase of Tchouaméni.
Chelsea is now battling it out with Europe’s best in order to capture his services and provide Tuchel with the ideal N’Golo Kante companion.
Tchouaméni’s profile and skill set compliment that of Chelsea’s midfielder, resulting in a balanced pivot for years to come at Stamford Bridge.
Granovskaia would be avenging Chelsea’s heartbreaking failed transfer mission for Kaka if the Blues were to sign the Frenchman.
According to the Daily Star, Chelsea boss abramovich had the opportunity to shatter the world transfer record in 2008 when he agreed to a £79 million deal with AC Milan for Kaka.
The deal for the Brazilian, who had just won the Ballon d’Or six months before, fell through when Carlo Ancelotti chose to keep the 26-year-old for another season.
Instead, Chelsea went after Deco, and Kaka was quickly signed by Real Madrid for a world record sum the following year.