Chelsea set for battle as Real Madrid move to truncate Blues long-standing interest in France international

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea in a battle to sign Monaco midfield star Aurelien Tchouameni in 2022.

Spanish outlet Marca claims the LaLiga leaders see the France ace as a potential successor to Casemiro with the Brazilian turning 30 in February.

Carlo Ancelotti’s club have already made moves to try and bring Tchouameni’s compatriot Kylian Mbappe to Spain next year much to the annoyance of Paris Saint-Germain.

Tchouameni has enjoyed an outstanding beginning to this season making 15 appearances for Monaco and netting in their 3-0 win against Bordeaux.

The Ligue 1 starlet has impressed on the international stage covering the midfield slot next to Paul Pogba in N’Golo Kante’s absence.