Aurélien Tchouaméni has become one of the sensations of the season in Ligue 1 and his form for AS Monaco has resulted in interest from multiple clubs.
The midfielder has been heavily linked to Juventus, with daily reports in the Italian media on the Turin club’s desire, while there have been repeat claims of interest from Chelsea, sometimes in the same reports hyping interest from the Serie A club.
Newcastle United have become the latest club to join the race to sign the 21-year-old and the Magpies’ effort to acquire the player’s services is reported by Sport Mediaset.
Monaco’s new star is followed by top European clubs and in the ‘last few days’, the Tyneside club have made moves for the France international.
Newcastle United’s ‘entry’ in the chase will ‘further raise the bar’ with regards to his asking price.
The English club now have the richest owners in football, courtesy of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. They would not have trouble paying a higher fee in order to beat competition from other European clubs, yet it’s the player’s decision which will be crucial for any transfer.
Juve have an interest in the Frenchman and the Old Lady have an ‘uphill road’ to get ahead in the transfer race because of Newcastle making moves for Tchouaméni in recent days.
Should the Magpies succeed in this transfer race, then it would send a clear, and likely worrying, message to Europe’s biggest clubs that they’ve arrived.