Chelsea are reportedly ready to battle Italian giants Juventus for the signing of highly-rated Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
The 21 year old midfielder is a key player for Monaco and played 42 times in all competitions as Niko Kovac’s men finished third in Ligue 1 last season.
Tchouameni is already a France international and according to Calciomercato via Daily Mail, the Blues are ready to battle Juventus for the midfielder valued at around €40million (£34m) by Monaco.
Tchouameni predominantly operates as a defensive midfielder and is renowned for his ball-winning abilities, similarly to N’Golo Kante.
Monaco star and former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas said of the young star during a Twitter Q&A session in June in response to a Chelsea fan: “He has the potential to be the complete midfielder. [He is a] modern midfield player, but we still need him… sorry.”