Chelsea Receive Boost In Pursuit Of Exciting Ligue 1 Talent: N’Golo Kante replacement?

Chelsea reportedly have been given a free run to sign highly-rated AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Pensioners signed Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid with a buy option in the past summer transfer window, but the move hasn’t worked out well. The Spaniard, 27, has struggled to get to grips with the travails of English football, managing just five league appearances to date.

With Saul’s loan move unlikely to be turned into a permanent deal, Ross Barkley probably heading for the exit door at the end of the campaign and the likes of N’Golo Kante becoming injury-prone of late, Chelsea need midfield reinforcements that go beyond Jorginho, Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

In that regard, Aurelien Tchouameni would be perfect for the west London outfit. A combative midfielder, Tchouameni mixes his defensive attributes with attacking qualities to great effect and provides energy, intensity, power and physicality for his team.

The France international can do it all—break play, recycle possession, win aerial duels, create chances and score goals, making him such a coveted young talent across entire Europe. The 21-year-old is a diligent and tenacious player who likes to win back possession for his side and drive them up the field in the blink of an eye.

Aurelien Tchouameni has shown his quality in his time at AS Monaco and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him snapped up by one of the Premier League bigwigs. At Chelsea, the youngster would get an excellent platform to develop and hone his skills under a tactically astute manager in Thomas Tuchel. If a move to Chelsea goes through, he will have the potential to add more to Tuchel’s side than just replace Kante or Jorginho.

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