Chelsea are leading Spanish side Real Madrid in the race to sign French wonderkid Aurelien Tchouameni, according to Daily Express.
Tchouameni is a rising star in Ligue 1, having become a regular for Monaco since moving to the Principality from Bordeaux in January 2020.
Despite being just 21, Tchouameni is an important player for Monaco and has played in all but one game for Monaco so far this season, with that absence due to a suspension for collecting too many yellow cards.
Tchouameni’s impressive form has seen him called up by France national team boss Didier Deschamps, who has handed him six caps.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly see the 21 year old midfielder as a ideal long-term replacement for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.