Liverpool Still Have Eyes For Aurelien Tchouameni Amid Real Madrid Exit Rumours
The Reds’ Pursuit of Tchouameni
Liverpool FC’s interest in signing Aurelien Tchouameni from Real Madrid remains undiminished, even if they could only acquire him on loan, according to sources cited by 90min. The Reds have been keen on the midfielder for some time, having spent a significant portion of the 2021/22 season attempting to persuade him to leave Ligue 1 side Monaco. At the time, Chelsea was also in the running for his signature before being hit by UK government sanctions.
Tchouameni ultimately chose European champions Real Madrid, who had defeated Liverpool in the previous year’s Champions League final. The transfer fee for the talented player could eventually reach a staggering €100m. Liverpool’s need for reinforcement in the midfield area has become increasingly evident this season, and it is understood that they continue to hold Tchouameni in high regard.
Liverpool’s Proposal to Real Madrid
The Merseyside club has informed Real Madrid that they would be eager to take the 23-year-old off their hands should he become available. This comes as Jude Bellingham is anticipated to move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, while Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are expected to sign new contracts, making the competition for midfield positions even more intense.
Tchouameni has experienced a decent, albeit unremarkable, debut season in Spain, with some notable absences from crucial games, such as the recent Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City.
Real Madrid’s Stance on Tchouameni
Despite Liverpool’s interest, both Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club’s hierarchy have no intention of letting the French international leave. Tchouameni himself has not displayed any signs of discontent, yet Liverpool would still be keen to secure his services on loan if a permanent transfer is not an option.
Liverpool’s Midfield Shortlist
Besides Tchouameni, Liverpool has identified other potential midfield targets, including Mason Mount, James Maddison, Florian Neuhaus, Ryan Gravenberch, and Alexis Mac Allister. Jude Bellingham had been at the top of their wishlist before they withdrew from the race to sign him in April.