Report: £50m player now becomes Chelsea's very top choice midfield target this summer

Chelsea are reportedly looking at Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni as their number one midfield target this summer.

According to 90min, the Blues are going to be in the transfer market at the end of the season for a new midfielder. Of course, it’s worth pointing out the new ownership needs to complete a takeover at Stamford Bridge first.

90min reports that Tchouameni is Chelsea’s priority target to strengthen in the centre of the park.

The report does highlight competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City, though.

Tchouameni, 22, is someone that’s been linked with Thomas Tuchel’s side in recent months. It was previously reported he’s currently got a £50million price tag on his head, too.

He’s a powerhouse midfielder that’s an ever-present for French Ligue 1 side Monaco, making 45 appearances across all competitions this season.

The France international’s reputation is continuing to grow in 2022.

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New-look Chelsea midfield?

Let’s see what Tuchel has in store for the Blues midfield during the course of the next few months.

There’s been a lovely system in place of rotating Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho since he’s been in charge. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has come into the equation at times, too.

However, it sounds like there may be a new policy moving forward.

Tchouameni’s an impressive young midfielder that most would expect to push hard for a starting role in West London.

In addition, Conor Gallagher’s a Chelsea-owned player that will return in the summer from his excellent loan spell at Crystal Palace.

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