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Report: Liverpool make their first move in bid to bring £50m star to Anfield, Pogba says he's 'extraordinary'

Liverpool have made their first move to sign Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco, but face competition from Real Madrid among others.

90Min report that Liverpool have registered their interest in signing the midfielder but are yet to lodge a formal bid.

That is exactly the same situation Madrid are in and the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United are interested too.

Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also keen, but as it stands, Anfield and the Bernabeu look to be his two most likely destinations.

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Liverpool have made their first move to sign Aurelien Tchouameni

The report reads: “Real Madrid and Liverpool have both spoken with Monaco to register their interest in signing Aurelien Tchouameni, 90min understands.

The pair are both keen to bolster their midfield options – with one eye firmly on the future – and 90min can confirm they have made their interest in Tchouameni known to Monaco. But, at the time of writing, no bids have been lodged with the Principality outfit.

Real would ideally like to pay little more than the €40m they forked out for Eduardo Camavinga last summer, and Tchouameni is understood to be ‘intrigued’ by the prospect of playing in Madrid. However, 90min has learned that Monaco intend to stand by their valuation of £50 million and are likely to hold out for that price.

Manchester United and Manchester City are also believed to be keeping tabs on Tchouameni’s situation – he has two years remaining on his Monaco contract – although they have other targets ahead of him on their summer shopping lists, while Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also admirers.”

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If Tchouameni did end up at United, he could well replace his France international teammate Paul Pogba, who has shared what a big fan he is of the midfielder.

Very very good. He’s not a boy, he’s a man,” said Pogba of Tchouameni to France Football.

“Pleasure to play next to him. It brings a lot.

“A lot of energy, technical and physical quality out of the ordinary. We wish him to play a lot of games and that I am always at his side.”

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