Real Madrid were successful in overcoming competition from Chelsea and other clubs when signing Aurélien Tchouaméni from AS Monaco in 2022.

Wednesday’s Sport states the Blues haven’t forgotten about the midfielder and ‘return to charge’ for him due to Mauricio Pochettino’s desire to reinforce his squad.

Therefore, Chelsea ‘insist’ on signing the 23-year-old in the summer window. It’s said the west London club, after probing the player’s situation, offered €60m to Los Blancos.

The Premier League side were met with a refusal from the Madrid club, who reportedly paid €80m to acquire the France international’s signature.

Real Madrid’s refusal hasn’t put them off as it’s stated Pochettino’s side are now ‘thinking of raising’ the offer to €80m, which is what Carlo Ancelotti’s side paid a year ago.

If Chelsea were to table a proposal with this figure, Sport say it’s an ‘interesting amount’ that Real Madrid ‘could think about’. There’s no clarity on whether player is keen to leave the La Liga side for the English club in this window.

Tchouaméni was a regular and impressed in his debut season at the Bernabéu, making 50 appearances.