On May 24th, we covered claims made by Marca that Liverpool have made an ‘interesting offer’ for Aurélien Tchouaméni.

Later that day, reports coming out of France explained the AS Monaco star has snubbed the Reds to join Real Madrid.

These claims are dismissed by Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, who took to Twitter to report there is no full agreement between the player and Carlo Ancelotti’s side. However, the La Liga winners ‘remain in pole position’.

Aouna also mentions Liverpool and adds the Merseyside club ‘will accelerate’ efforts to sign the France international, after their Champions League final tie against Real Madrid on May 28th.

The latest report from Marca states that three clubs, Real Madrid, Jürgen Klopp’s side and PSG, are ‘in the fight to achieve his signing’. He will ‘not continue as a Monaco player’ and informed his teammates and the club’s leaders of his desire to make a move elsewhere.

The Spanish giants were the first club to register interest in Tchouaméni, but their priority was to sign Kylian Mbappé. They even asked the Monaco star to wait for one more year, which convinced him to set his sights on a move to the Premier League.

With Mbappé committing his future to the Paris club, Real Madrid have now returned for his compatriot. The problem for them is that Monaco are asking for €80m to sanction their prized asset’s sale. This is ‘considered excessive’ by Ancelotti’s side.

Monaco are aware Real Madrid have the funds [they had allocated for Mbappé] and hence, that’s the reason for their ‘exaggerated request’.

Tchouaméni and his employer ‘seem to be in a hurry’ to solve the midfielder’s future. It’ll be interesting to see whether Liverpool can get ahead of Real Madrid and PSG to secure his services.