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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool and Chelsea Consider Khephren Thuram Move

The young midfielder could be had on the cheap and a couple of English sides are said to be interested.

Germany U16 vs France U16, UEFA Development Tournament Match Photo by Filipe Farinha/Getty Images

According to the rumour mongers, Khephren Thuram could be moving from Monaco to Liverpool or Chelsea this summer as the talented 17-year-old midfielder—and son of France legend Lilian Thuram—is dragging his feet on agreeing a first senior contract.

With the player set to turn 18 before the end of the season, that would mean he could be signed away for little more than training compensation, and the Daily Mail—citing vague reports in France, natch—think that means that England could be in his future.

Given the source, a bit of skepticism is natural. And even then, if there is anything to the rumblings it could be nothing more than the work of a player’s agent trying to get a better deal out of his current club, dropping names to get Thuram bigger wages.

Still, Thuram is a highly regarded talent, one who has already made his senior debut for Monaco and been a regular for France through the youth levels. If he can be had for next to nothing this summer then chances are there will be somebody who’s interested.

Further complicating matters for Monaco if he isn’t convinced his future lies there is that the club currently look a mess behind the scenes with manager Thierry Henry, their director of football, and their vice-president all departing over the past month.