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Real Madrid are yet to reach an agreement with Monaco for Aurélien Tchouameni

Real Madrid are in talks with Monaco over the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni, 90 minutes understands, but the two clubs are currently quite far apart in their assessments of the midfielder.

The 22-year-old is attracting major interest across Europe after another outstanding season in Ligue 1, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain particularly enthusiastic.

90 minutes revealed that the Blues strongly pursued Tchouameni last summer, while a source said the Reds believed their own deal with the France international was “90 per cent done” a few weeks ago.

PSG also pushed hard to sign him, with Kylian Mbappe and new sporting director Luis Campos big admirers.

But with Monaco allowing Tchouameni free choice over his next club choice, he is on his way to the Santiago Bernabeu after deciding to join Real Madrid and all that remains is to agree a fee between the clubs.

However, Real Madrid are currently unwilling to pay more than €60m for the midfielder while Monaco are holding out for €80m.

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In a recent interview with CNNTchouameni admitted he “just wants to win” and would be able to adapt to the different styles of football in Spain or England.

“I’m an ambitious person. Every time I do something…I just want to win,” he said. “If I want to be big, I have to adapt to find things that will allow me to grow as a player.

“I like both [countries]: I can watch matches in Spanish and matches in English. It’s different playing in Spain and it’s different playing in England, but in the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adapting.”