MONACO midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni could be brought to Manchester United should Erik ten Hag take charge at Old Trafford.
The Ajax boss is understood to have reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils about succeeding Ralf Rangnick in the summer.
Manchester United are said to be keen on signing Aurelien Tchouameni should Erik ten Hag be appointed
During his job interview, the Dutchman ripped into the club’s recruitment and scouting policy.
And according to ESPN, he has identified who he wants the club to sign as he plots a transfer overhaul.
They state that Tchouameni is a top target for Ten Hag following the player’s standout displays in Ligue 1 this season.
The 22-year-old has chipped in with three goals and two assists in 45 games in all competitions this term.
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It has been stated that Tchouameni would likely replace his French compatriot Paul Pogba at United, who is expected to leave on a free transfer.
Though the news outlet claims that United face competition from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to secure his services.
The Blues are said to have held talks with the ex-Bordeaux star’s agent, but the uncertainty surrounding their ownership could see a deal fall through.
It has also been suggested that a switch to PSG is unlikely as the youngster prefers a move away from France.
ESPN insist that any potential transfer could cost up to £58million.
Spanish media have also revealed that Real Madrid are in the running to prise Tchouameni away from Stade Louis II.
AS report that Tchouameni is getting ‘closer and closer’ to linking up with Los Blancos with talks between the two parties advancing in recent weeks.
Real’s chief scout Juni Calafat has been closely following Tchouameni’s progress with the LaLiga leaders confident of signing him.
By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Erik ten Hag wants Aurelien Tchouameni as first Man Utd transfer but will need to pay £60m to beat Chelsea to midfielder
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18280660/man-utd-erik-ten-hag-aurelien-tchouameni/
Published Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 07:54:08 +0000