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Aurelien Tchouameni ‘flattered’ by Man United, Chelsea interest

Aurelien Tchouameni ‘flattered’ by Man United, Chelsea interest

Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has said he is flattered by reported interest from Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has been a regular in the gossip columns in recent months following some eye-catching displays in Ligue 1 with Monaco.

According to reports earlier this week, Tchouameni is wanted by a number of heavyweight clubs, including Prem pair United and Chelsea.

Real Madrid were also recently credited with an interest, with Tchouameni featuring on the front page of Spanish publication Marca, but the youngster is not getting carried away by the speculation.

“I remember I was in Paris, after the Nations League. I woke up and my phone had blown up,” he told L’Equipe. “My father called me, we talked about everything and he told me that I was on the front page of Marca. I went on Twitter and saw for myself.

“I told him it was cool, but what does it actually matter? It doesn’t. The front page of Marca will not define me or allow me to perform well in matches. It’s not real life, but it is the media world, the football business. They talk about me today but tomorrow, they’ll be talking about another.

“In the dressing room, they put the cover up and laughed’ ‘Oh, you’re leaving us already?’ It’s flattering, but I don’t wake up in the morning thinking about it.”

Tchouameni has already played 65 times at senior level for Monaco and former club Bordeaux at the age of 21, while also featuring five times for France.

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