Real Madrid’s squad depth is in a pretty bad situation. They were already lacking options last season and saw Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio leave as free agents at the end of the campaign. On the other hand, they have been brought in Jude Bellingham, Joselu and Fran Garcia, while Brahim Diaz is returning after spending three seasons on loan at AC Milan.
Still, more additions are needed to ensure that Real Madrid compete in all three major competitions next season. And they simply cannot let any more first-team players go this summer.
Yet, the future of Aurelien Tchouameni remains up in the air. The Frenchman was brought in from AS Monaco just last summer for a transfer fee believed to be around €80 million. He had a shaky debut campaign with Real Madrid though. Yet, there seems to be plenty of interest in his signature.
As reported by SPORT, Chelsea offered Real Madrid €60 million for Tchouameni. But it was met with the refusal of Los Blancos.
Real Madrid reject €60 million transfer bid from Chelsea
It is not hard to see why Chelsea might be interested in signing Tchouameni. Their midfield is set to undergo a major revamp this summer.
N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount could all leave in this summer transfer window. Jorginho left in January already. And the future of Conor Gallagher is uncertain as well.
Thus, Chelsea might need to sign multiple midfielders this summer. And they were linked with Tchouameni for years, before he ended up joining Real Madrid.
Tchouameni did make a bright start at Real Madrid, but his form faded away as the season progressed. In the second half of the campaign, the Frenchman had lost his status as a nailed on starter and often found himself sitting on the bench in the big matches.