Chelsea still in the race to sign for £50m French midfielder

Liverpool have allegedly joined a long list of teams including Chelsea in the hunt for Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.

The prodigy is Europe’s latest wonderkid as the Ligue 1 club brace themselves for a possible bidding war.

He is a highly gifted midfielder with bundles of quality but his market price has now started to sky-rocket.

Aurelien first burst onto the scene at Bordeaux before being purchased by Monaco in 2020 and now the 21-year-old star has continued to go from strength to strength.

Manager Didier Deschamps handed Tchouameni his first international call-up with his nation back in August and now Aurelien is a regular for Les Blues.

With N’Golo Kante isolating because of a positive COVID-19, it was Les Monegasques ace who stepped up to play in the middle of the pitch alongside Paul Pogba in the country’s recent Nations League triumph.

The semi-final and final of the competition helped shine further light on the Chelsea-linked starlet, who will not be short of offers come the end of the season.

According to Julien Laurens, the Reds have now entered the fray with the club keen to explore a deal for him.

Thomas Tuchel’s side, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid are also said to be interested.

Monaco allegedly want between £42 million and £50 million for their prized possession.