AS Monaco are demanding an €80m fee if they want to sell Chelsea-linked Aurelien Tchoaumeni, according to reports in France.
The midfielder has had an impressive season in Ligue 1, attracting interest from top European clubs.
According to The ParisianMonaco now demand at least €80m if Chelsea, or any club, want to buy Tchouameni this summer.
The most recent reports have indicated that Chelsea are currently behind Real Madrid and Liverpool in the race for the youngster.
Chelsea are currently looking to rejuvenate their squad ahead of next season, with defensive midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante both in their 30s and out of contract in 2023.
Thomas Tuchel’s side need to sell a senior midfielder this summer if they want to sign Tchouameni, with Jorginho looking the most likely for a summer departure.
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It has been said that the Blues’ scouting service continues to monitor and monitor the France international.
However, Chelsea cannot sign anyone until their sanctions are lifted, with the operating license set to change with Todd Boehly set to take over the club.
The Blues have also shown interest in West Ham’s Declan Rice but the Irons are unlikely to allow the England international to leave this summer meaning it could be Tchouameni or a bust for Chelsea.
Tuchel’s men have since been linked with a cheaper option in Ibrahim Sangare from PSV but could face competition from the Ivorian.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the Les Bleus midfielder but Tchouameni is almost certain to be on the move this summer.
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