'It's a pleasure': £50m midfielder linked with Chelsea shares what N'Golo Kante told him recently

Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni has shared the detail of a conversation he recently had with Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.

Tchouameni, 22, is a highly-rated young midfielder that’s a talisman for Monaco. In addition, he’s now a senior France international that scored his first goal for his country last Friday against Ivory Coast.

The defensive midfielder has been linked as a transfer target for Chelsea in the last few months, with a £50million price tag on his head.

Interestingly, Tchouameni has been speaking about a chat during the current international break with Chelsea midfielder and France teammate Kante.

Kante, who turns 31 today, is back in contention for the French tonight against South Africa after missing the previous game for personal reasons.

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“It is a pleasure to have N’Golo again [in the France squad]. He congratulated me for my goal, we discussed it and we are very happy to have him,” Tchouameni said.

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Certainly, Tchouameni is a supreme talent that looks destined to move away from Monaco at some stage.

He’s got a lot of physical attributes that could see him suit the Premier League, so he should be picking Kante’s brain for tips throughout every international meet up.

For Chelsea, a new player in the centre of the park doesn’t need to be a priority for them.

It would be great for a change of ownership to run smoothly before there is a focus on signing top-class defenders.

The Blues are stacked in the midfield with the likes of Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Also, Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour will return from their respective loans in the summer.

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