Report: Liverpool are 'out of the race' to sign 'extraordinary' £85m star, he's going elsewhere instead
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Report: Liverpool are 'out of the race' to sign 'extraordinary' £85m star, he's going elsewhere instead

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According to Foot Mercato, Liverpool have dropped out of the race to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, and Real Madrid are set to land him.

The Reds’ 2021/22 season came to a bittersweet end. They were on course to win the quadruple, but Manchester City managed to retain their Premier League crown, and Real Madrid outclassed them to win the Champions League.

Liverpool still ended the campaign with the FA Cup and the League Cup, which is a fantastic achievement, but Jurgen Klopp will surely be wanting to right all the wrongs of last season in the next one.

The summer transfer window is right around the corner and many people expect Liverpool to do something big. Tchouameni, branded as ‘extraordinary by Paul Pogba‘, is one name that has been going around for a while, but it looks like the Reds have missed out on him.

Real Madrid on the verge of beating Liverpool to sign Aurelien Tchouaméni

It was a battle between Liverpool and Real Madrid for Tchouameni’s signature, with Paris Saint-Germain closely monitoring the situation as well.

Sadly for Reds fans, it looks like Real Madrid have got one over them for the second time in the space of a few days.

The report claims that Liverpool are ‘out of the race’ to sign Tchouameni. Real Madrid are one step away from striking a deal, and the transfer is expected to go through without any hiccups.

It has been revealed that the Champions League winners will pay Monaco a staggering €100 million (£85m) including bonuses to complete the deal.

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Kylian Mbappe may have a played a part

Everybody knows that Real Madrid’s top target this summer was Kylian Mbappe. The PSG superstar was about to become a free agent, and almost everyone expected him to make the move to the Spanish capital.

Just when it looked like it was going to happen, Mbappe changed his mind and signed a lucrative new contract at PSG.

It’s safe to say, Real Madrid were embarrassed, and the last thing they’d want is for another player to escape their clutches. Liverpool, as much as they wanted Tchouameni, would’ve had to pay above and beyond to get him, which is something they just don’t do.

Every Liverpool fan would love Mbappe to sign for them one day, but for now, he may have just contributed to the Reds missing out on a hugely talented young player in Tchouameni.

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