Monaco director Paul Mitchell has told Liverpool and Real Madrid that they must make “very aggressive offers” if they want to sign Aurelien Tchouameni.
The midfielder has been with Monaco since the start of 2020. He joined them from their Ligue 1 rivals Bordeaux.
The 22-year-old has already played 95 times for Monaco and he has featured eight times for France. He is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in Europe.
Liverpool are known to be admirers of Tchouameni but it was claimed on Sunday that he has opted to join Real Madrid.
The centre-midfielder is understood to be valued at £50m ahead of this summer. His current contract at Monaco expires in 2024.
After spells at Tottenham and RB Leipzig, Mitchell became Monaco’s director in 2020. He has insisted that an “important fee is needed” to get Tchouameni during this summer’s transfer window:
Monaco director Paul Mitchell on Aurelien Tchouameni deal for Real Madrid or Liverpool: “I don’t have a preference to be honest. Of course, important fee is needed” tells RMC. 🔴 #transfers
“Offers have to be very aggressive if they want us to sell a top player like Tchouameni”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 23, 2022
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