Juventus are among the clubs interested in signing Monaco starlet Aurélien Tchouaméni, but Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell warns that the French starlet costs ‘as much as the Grand Casino.’
The Bianconeri are on the lookout for a new midfielder in January and Tchouaméni is among their transfer targets.
However, his transfer value exceeds €40m and many other top clubs have been linked with securing his services, including Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
“He is a complete midfielder, very fast and physically strong, he reminds me of Steven Gerrard,” Mitchell told Tuttosport.
“He is already a top player despite being only 22, but if we want to become a top club, then we should not sell him. We are an ambitious club. Everyone, from President Rybolovlev to coach Niko Kovac is ambitious here.
“However, we’ll assess the situation at the end of the season. The player is under contract until 2024 and his transfer value is the one of a top player.
“Everything is expensive in Monte Carlo, let’s say that Tchouaméni is as expensive as the Grand Casino.”
Tchouaméni has scored two goals in 26 appearances across all competitions this season.
He made his senior France debut this past September and has already seven caps to his name.
Juventus are looking for midfield reinforcement in January, but due to their financial situation, they can only sign a player on loan with an option or obligation to buy.
The Bianconeri also need to sell some of their players before making new signings and have put the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Dejan Kulusevski and Arthur on the market.