Real Madrid fans are waiting for Florentino Perez’s next move on the transfer market after Kylian Mbappe played the entire club for a fool in order to get a record-breaking contract from PSG.
But right now, a midfielder is Real Madrid’s top transfer target.
The club had shown a great deal of interest in Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni over the past couple of months, and the Frenchman was on their radar as early as 2020. After Mbappe’s rejection freed at least 100 million euros, Real can now afford Tchouameni. Therefore, they have stepped up their interest in the 22-year-old.
Well, at least we thought they could afford Tchouameni without any issues.
Real Madrid don’t want to pay the transfer fee Monaco ask for Tchouameni
According to a report from Clement Brossard of RMC Sport, PSG continue to push for Aurelien Tchouameni, in spite of the fact that he initially rejected them and has chosen Los Blancos.
Though Real Madrid have an agreement with Tchouameni on personal terms, they do not have an agreement with Monaco on the transfer fee. It appears PSG are offering so much money – as expected- that Monaco are holding out for even more. The operation could cost Los Merengues more than 80 million euros, which was the initial asking price that Real had already wanted to bring down.
Kylian Mbappe and Luis Campos clearly want to bring Ligue 1’s best young midfielder to the Qatari project – and for good reason. And it seems like Mbappe is not done ruining Real’s summer transfer window plans.
Per Loic Tanzi, via Madrid Xtra on Twitter, Real Madrid do not want to meet Monaco’s transfer fee demands as of this moment.
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Maybe Perez is pushed into bidding more in an effort to win a power struggle with PSG, or maybe Tchouameni puts his foot down and is adamant about not going to PSG, avoiding signing to personal terms there. But it’s hard for a player to do that. Plus, if PSG are offering Monaco big money, you had better believe they will try to make Tchouameni an offer he cannot refuse. After all, they own UEFA, French football, and FFP.