Ahead of the January transfer window, Monaco Sporting director, Paul Mitchell, has warned the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United that their midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, is as expensive as the ‘Grand Casino’.
Tchouameni has been attracting interest from Chelsea, Man United and some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Juventus and Real Madrid.
Speaking on the development, Mitchell told Tuttosport, “He [Tchouameni] is a complete midfielder, very fast and physically strong, he reminds me of Steven Gerrard.
“He’s already a top player despite being only 22, but if we want to become a top club, then we should not sell him.
“We’re an ambitious club. Everyone, from President Rybolovlev to coach Niko Kovac is ambitious here.
“However, we will 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 Tchouameni is as expensive as the Grand Casino.”
Tchouameni joined Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020.
The 22-year-old was named Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year last season. He also made Team of the Year.