According to credible sources in France, Manchester United is interested in signing Aurélien Tchouameni, a very skilled French holding midfielder.
United is looking for a world-class defensive midfielder, which is a poorly kept secret.
The club’s only specialist in that area is Nemanja Matic, who is 33 years old and has lost a yard of pace since his peak.
Tchouameni is already a seasoned international for the World Champions, and at 22 years old, he is one of the world’s most promising young players.
United is one among several clubs in talks with the player’s agents about a possible transfer, according to the reputable RMC Sport.
‘What will be Aurélien Tchouaméni’s next destination, now focused on the Monegasque project?’ ‘Difficult to foresee,’ claims the outlet.
‘In addition to Real Madrid and Chelsea, the player’s entourage is in talks with the most powerful European leaders.’ Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Barcelona have all requested information recently.
‘Juventus, for their part, were interested in bringing the midfielder to Turin last summer.’
While it sounds like a lot of competition – and it is – the present financial climate may come to United’s assistance as Monaco attempts to create a bidding war.
’60, 80, 100 million euros… ‘Various prices have been reported in the foreign press for weeks, if not months,’ the outlet reports.
‘[However], while several sums are seeping in the news about a probable move… Monaco has not fixed a price for the French international.
‘If the French international does not leave [Monaco] this winter, it appears that he will leave this summer.’
According to the Spanish publication Marca, Monaco has established a price range of €80 – €100 million.
An unavoidable exit this year, along with a high price tag, will almost probably rule out Real Madrid – who are prioritizing Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland – and Barcelona, who are still in financial trouble.
Juventus is likewise cash-strapped, but it appears that they have found more than €70 million to sign Dusan Vlahovic this week, leaving United’s Premier League opponents as the most likely challengers in the hunt for his signing.
With Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and West Ham’s Declan Rice also on United’s radar, cash should be king in 2022, allowing them to secure one of these three world-class targets.