Tchouameni is seen as the ideal replacement for Casemiro.
MARCA have reported regularly on Real Madrid's moves for Aurelien Tchouameni in the last few months, and contact is again underway.
The Monaco midfielder is considered to be the best possible replacement for Casemiro, the only position in which there is not a second specialist in Carlo Ancelotti's squad.
Real Madrid have never made an offer to Monaco, but last Saturday's change of scenery has turned Madrid's priorities upside down. Monaco are sellers and know that the player wants to leave, but they will not make it easy.
The groundwork, as was the case with Eduardo Camavinga, was done in advance, but the Kylian Mbappe situation put the brakes on things.
The club spoke to the French international and everything seemed to be on track, but then they asked to put things on hold while they waited for the Mbappe case to be resolved.
Now with the latest turn of events, Real Madrid have found themselves having to battle Liverpool for the midfielder. Real Madrid's previous talks has them well placed, but the circumstances have changed with Liverpool's interest.
Los Blancos were aware of the interest of several Premier League teams in signing the midfielder and knew first-hand of the player's desire to leave Monaco immediately.
Now, they have been faced with a problem. Tchouameni has not made a definitive decision. He is considering his options. Even Paris Saint-Germain looked into the midfielder, he doesn't want to go there. He has bigger ambitions and doesn't want to stay in Ligue 1.
The French international wants to play, and in recent weeks he's been looking at all of the interested clubs and trying to see where he's most likely to get into the XI.
He is looking for minutes so that he can play an important role in the national team with the World Cup in sight.
He has asked his teammates at Monaco if he will play ahead of Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos. Some have encouraged him to make the step up, and others have not.
In the event that Tchouameni joins Real Madrid, Dani Ceballos will be moved on.
For now, nothing is concrete. He is one of the options they are considering, and he is by no means the only one.