Monday’s edition of AS has an article on Aurélien Tchouaméni and issues with Real Madrid interest in the AS Monaco midfielder.

According to the claims, Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG and Juventus are also in the picture to sign the 22-year-old.

At Chelsea there’s the very real issue of not being able to sign players until their new ownership is in place, and then not being sure on the level of investment this summer.

For Juventus, the amount simply looks too high, and that’s something AS back up. The Spanish newspaper explain that after some talks, Real Madrid have found out Monaco’s asking price is €70m, and that’s too much for Madrid.

AS point out that Carlo Ancelotti’s comments over the weekend, when he said Madrid don’t need a back-up to Casemiro, are because the club have learned how much Aurélien Tchouaméni would cost.

That of course leaves a clearer path for Manchester United, especially with the situation looking difficult for both Chelsea and Juventus.

Manchester United would have the financial strength to pay the ‘price of gold’ for the youngster.