Chelsea to complete deal for midfielder in January. Tuchel sees him as an ideal long-term replacement for Kante

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With N’Golo Kante beginning to struggle with injuries in recent seasons, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on signing a player that can reduce the workload on the France international and also replace him on the long run.

Chelsea boss Tuchel reportedly sees Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni as the ideal long-term replacement for Kante.

According to Eurosport, Chelsea will explore the possibility of striking a deal for Aurelien Tchouameni in January even if he does not join until the summer.

The 21 year old midfielder is regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe and it is believed he would be available despite the recent words of club director Paul Mitchell, who stated he would be “as expensive as our Gran Casinó.”

The Blues rate the Monaco midfielder highly and expect to reach an agreement with Monaco over the transfer of the 21 year old.

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