Real Madrid are hopeful of completing £68m signing of Liverpool target Aurelien Tchouameni… despite the Monaco midfielder denying a decision has been made on his future
- 22-year-old Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is valued at around £68m
- Both Real Madrid and Liverpool have been heavily linked with the French star
- He denied agreeing terms with any club as his future remains unconfirmed
- Tchouameni has hardly missed a league game for Monaco in the past two years
Real Madrid are hopeful of concluding an agreement for France midfielder and Liverpool target Aurelien Tchouameni for around £68m.
The 22-year-old has been a constant in Ligue 1, playing 71 of a possible 76 league games for Monaco across the past two seasons.
Despite rumours he was close to agreeing moves with both Real Madrid and Liverpool, Tchouameni said he is yet to confirm where he will moving.
Aurelien Tchouameni’s future is still undecided as Liverpool and Real Madrid show interest
When asked about joining one side over the other last month, the Frenchman provided a diplomatic answer.
‘I like both: I can watch Spanish games and English games,’ he told CNN.
‘It’s different to play in Spain and it’s different to play in England, but at the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adaptation.’
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to future-proof his side’s ageing midfield
Questions over Alex Oxlade-Chaimberlain’s future mean Liverpool are keen to add a midfielder of Tchouameni’s quality, although there may be more important signings to be made if Sadio Mane leaves.
Madrid, meanwhile will be looking to add depth and future-proof their ageing midfield as they aim for a 15th Champions League title.
They have also expressed interest in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus who is a target for Arsenal and Tottenham.