Real Madrid agree to a €100 million deal to sign Aurelien Chuamini from Monaco | Real Madrid

Real Madrid have agreed a €100m (£85.3m) deal to sign defensive midfielder Aurelien Chuamini from Monaco. The European champions will pay a guaranteed 80 million euros for the 22-year-old and the rest in overtime.

Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are among the other teams that have followed the France international. Jurgen Klopp called up Chuamini in the hope of persuading him to move to Anfield but the player was only interested in Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain withdrew from negotiations last Friday on this basis, having been prepared to pay the highest fee with a guarantee of 100 million euros.

Real Madrid made a breakthrough in their talks with Monaco on Monday evening and agreed to a contract with Chuamini until 2027. This has been in effect since before the Champions League semi-final.

Chomini, who played for Bordeaux before joining Monaco in January 2020 for around £16m, is the latest player Real Madrid has bought to revive a brilliant but aging midfield. Defending midfielder Casemiro is 30, Luka Modric 36 and Toni Kroos 32. Chuamini joins 19-year-old French teammate Eduardo Camavinga at the Bernabeu. Confirmation of a one-year deal for Modric is due to be announced on Wednesday.

Monaco’s sale to Chwamini comes four years after they received 180 million euros for Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain. They have also sold Thomas Lemar, Fabinho, Yuri Tillmans, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy in deals worth €45 million or more since 2017.

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