Transfer News: After dropping huge hint amid £69m bid, see the player who leaves the door open to Chelsea Transfer.

Aurelien Tchouameni has attracted the interest of several leading clubs this season and, while Chelsea seem out of the race, the Blues seem to still have a chance.

Aurelien Tchouameni looks to have left the door open to a move to Chelsea, despite Real Madrid emerging as the likely destination for the 22-year-old this summer. He’s been heavily linked with an exit from AS Monaco for some time now, with the Blues among the first top-flight sides to have registered interest in the midfielder. Thomas Tuchel’s side opted against signing the youngster in the summer because the club felt as if he could have done with another 12 months of development.

The France international has since featured 50 times for Monaco this season, directly contributing toward eight goals from the heart of midfield. His impressive displays steered the club to within touching distance of Champions League qualification, though they fell at the final hurdle on the last day of the Ligue 1 season.

Tchouameni has continued to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this season, though the UK Government’s decision to sanction Roman Abramovich led to the club having to operate under a special sporting license which restricted their activities in the transfer.

Having seemingly missed the boat, the Monaco midfielder has decided to sign a five-year contract with Real Madrid in a deal worth £69million plus bonuses, according to French outlet RMC last month. Carlo Ancelotti’s side reacted quickly after Kylian Mbappe opted against pursuing a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu and chose to commit his future to Paris Saint-Germain.