Report: Newcastle join £42m chase with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea already in talks
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Report: Newcastle join £42m chase with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea already in talks

Sport Mediaset say Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Aurelien Tchouameni – but must compete with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Tchouameni, 21, is one of Europe’s biggest wonderkids at the moment – shining for French side Monaco. He is now a regular in France’s senior side.

The midfielder has already played 65 times for Monaco, recently earning praise from Cesc Fabregas – who responded to a fan when asked about him.

His form for Monaco and France has not been missed by English clubs. A report from TuttoJuve says Liverpool and Manchester City are in talks.

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They have been told Tchouameni would cost £42million – but that Chelsea are leading the charge to sign him, as they are willing to pay £51million.

Now, the Premier League trio have been joined by another English club in the race – in the form of cash-rich Newcastle, which will surely raise the fee.

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At Chelsea and Manchester City, Tchouameni would face huge competition to play week in, week out. He needs to join a team where he is first choice.

If he wants to maximise his potential, he needs to continue playing at the top level regularly. Newcastle would certainly see him play every minute.

But the Toon lack European competition, and Tchouameni is good enough to be at the top level. So, a move to Liverpool makes the most sense.

They have lost Gini Wijnaldum, Harvey Elliott is injured, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are injury prone – and Barcelona want Thiago.

At Anfield, under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, Tchouameni would certainly get the game time he requires to get the best out of him.

TransferMarkt claim he is represented by the same agency that deals with Jules Kounde – a player also being strongly linked with the Premier League.

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