Out of form, Chelsea eye Monegasque Aurélien Tchouameni

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The January 2022 transfer window is open (find out when it closes here), and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Blues step chase for Tchouameni

Chelsea lead Manchester United in race to sign Monaco wonderkid Aurelien Tchouameni, according to the Sun.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has been linked with a £50million move to west London and is seen by many not just as compatriot N’Golo Kante’s long-term replacement, but also as the potential future pivot of all the Blues. Midfielder.

Tchouameni is also wanted by Man United, although there are rumors the Red Devils have cooled their interest as they look to pursue other targets. However, the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for 2020-21 remains in demand and is also of interest to Barcelona.

Tchouameni can play in front of the defense, like Kante, but he can also offer more attacking threat.

The midfielder has continued his fine form from last season into 2022, and he’s a regular at the heart of Philippe Clement’s squad.

However, Monaco are at risk of not qualifying for European football next season, which could mean they decide to cut their losses and make a move this month to join a club with guaranteed action on the biggest stage in Europe.

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GOSSIP PAPER

– Manchester United are one of several Premier League clubs watching Aberdeen wonderkid Calvin Ramsay, according to the Mirror. The Reds are believed to have sent scouts to watch the coveted star play against Rangers in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Pittodrie. The 18-year-old right-back has been a shining light for Aberdeen this season, providing four assists in 12 appearances on the flank. Other clubs interested in Ramsay’s talents include Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Southampton and Leeds United.

– Barcelona are looking to fend off interest in Gavi from Liverpool and Manchester City, according to Sport. The Spaniards started negotiations with the 17-year-old’s representatives later than expected after being delayed by the arrival of Ferran Torres earlier in the month, but hopes they can convince the talented youngster – the third most young goalscorer from Barcelona in their history. — to agree to an extension of his existing contract.

– Leeds are preparing a second offer for US striker Brenden Aaronson after Red Bull Salzburg rejected their initial offer of £15m, reports the Mirror. Salzburg are keen to retain the striker who has scored three goals and added seven assists for the reigning Austrian champions. However, Leeds refuse to give it up and believe the 21-year-old, who also scored twice for the US national team in World Cup qualifying, has huge potential. Leeds are confident they can land Aaronson, known as ‘Medford Messi’, in January.

– Talented Lille youngster Rocco Ascone is attracting interest from top clubs in Italy and France, according to fabrice romano. The 18-year-old midfielder has been in and out of Lille’s first team since he was 17, but he believes he might be able to get more playing time if he leaves the club. However, Lille are not ready to let their star leave permanently, and if he is to leave in January, expect him to be loaned out.

– The search for a central defender by AC Milan continues and fabrice romano says the Italians are only interested in a loan. With this in mind, he believes that the Rossoneri are targeting Manchester United’s Eric Bailly and Paris Saint-Germain’s Abdou Diallo, although no new contacts have been made. Tottenham Hotspur’s Japhet Tanganga is also high on the wanted list but Spurs are reportedly unwilling to let the 22-year-old leave until next week.

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