14 May 2022 10:35:25
Ed002, I know you have answered questions repeatedly regarding tchouameni but the rumours seem to have intensified over the past 24 hours. Just wondering if you’ve heard any change in the situation? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Aurelien Tchouameni (DM/CM) Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea have a declared an interest in the player and have held discussions with Monaco. However, after signing Zakaria and being close to signing another midfield player, Juventus can now be discounted as they look to other lower-price midfield options to cover departures, with Monaco's financial demands being seen as significant. Real Madrid opted for Camavinga last summer and have yet to realistically exploit him - and they will concentrate on other priorities but cannot be discounted as Casemiro might leave in the summer - but again, they are smarting at the asking price and have asked Monaco to consider a deposit to secure him for a transfer next summer at an increased price. Monaco say it does not suit them. The interest from Anceslotti to have both players in his midfield has to be balanced against other transfers, and there is a good chance he may not be coach next season. Real Madrid would almost certainly look to also including one or more players in any deal - and they may opt to push for Pogba instead - but don't discount them. PSG need to make significant changes to their aging midfield and have spoken with his agent, although not yet Monaco. Again, I would not discount them but they have others in mind as well. Chelsea had a creative solution in mind that would suit both clubs and will likely push for a deal. I would not rule them out. Manchester City have a list of potential Fernandinho replacements, including Tchouameni - I would not rule them out either. Other clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have looked at him and spoken with his agent, but have not declared an interest to Monaco or they have preferred midfield targets at this time. Monaco have told clubs that they are not looking to sell for less than €100M but realistically it will be less than that. For Liverpool it would be a pretty much like-for-like replacement for Fabinho in midfield - but they are not looking to move him on and whilst speaking with his agent, have not spoken to Monaco just yet. Barcelona would be priced out of a deal unless players would be taken in exchange as they have other plans for their money this coming summer. It is difficult to imagine any side paying the asking price. Monaco have said they won't accept a player exchange but the player has made it clear wants to move to Real Madrid but that may not be possible for cash.}

1.) 14 May 2022
14 May 2022 12:13:16
That's a no then! Lol. I've got a feeling he will end up a red.

2.) 14 May 2022
14 May 2022 13:12:35
Can I ask the same question tomorrow Ed’s I’m sure it’s my turn then.

3.) 14 May 2022
14 May 2022 15:25:18
Tchouameni’s agent has recently said his client has benefited from playing further up the pitch and given more freedom this season.

Sees him as a b2b creative player, also capable no6 cover.

4.) 14 May 2022
14 May 2022 23:30:24
He a red.

5.) 15 May 2022
15 May 2022 01:09:45
Tchoumeni cooks spoil the broth.

{Ed0666's Note - bravo beef 👏