Liverpool and Manchester City ready to go head-to-head for Monaco starlet

Liverpool and Manchester City are currently locked in battle over the Premier League crown, and the pair could be set to fight it out for the next Ligue 1 star, Aurelian Tchouameni, this summer too.

That is according to Marca, who claim that the Monaco midfield star is favouring a Premier League move over a switch to Real Madrid, which his compatriot Eduardo Camavinga completed last summer.

The Spanish site list Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool as potential destinations for the exciting players, while Chelsea have been interested and can’t be ruled out depending on how and when their takeover happens.

For Tchouameni, however, the next step is seemingly Champions League football, which he has already experienced with Monaco. This would put Manchester United, currently outsiders for the top 4, at a major disadvantage when it comes to luring the Frenchman to the Premier League.

Another smart signing for Liverpool?

While on paper the signing of Tchouameni would be a smart one from Liverpool, it would raise some questions too. The Frenchman has predominantly played as the deepest player, a role which Fabinho currently fulfils to perhaps a world-leading level for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Unless a change of shape was in the works, it could see Tchouameni offered a rotational berth at Anfield.

And while that would be music to the ears of Liverpool fans, it is unclear whether that is a move that Tchouameni would accept.

Across at Manchester City, the story is largely the same, with Rodri one of the first names on the teamsheet for Pep Guardiola. Again, Tchouameni would be playing second fiddle, albeit for two sides in the European elite.

He may be better off waiting for a move elsewhere.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 29 50 70
2 Liverpool FC 29 55 69
3 Chelsea FC 28 38 59
4 Arsenal FC 28 13 54
5 Tottenham Hotspur 29 11 51
6 Manchester United 29 8 50
7 West Ham United 30 10 48
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 5 46
9 Aston Villa 29 1 36
10 Leicester City 27 -4 36
11 Southampton FC 29 -9 35
12 Crystal Palace 29 1 34
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
14 Newcastle United 29 -17 31
15th Brentford FC 30 -14 30
16 Leeds United 30 -33 29
17 Everton FC 27 -18 25
18 Watford FC 29 -26 22
19 Burnley FC 27 -16 21
20 Norwich City 29 -45 17
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 13
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
Rafinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8

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