The defensive department of the Chelsea squad needs quality additions this summer.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Chelsea are considering a move for PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe.
The 26-year-old centre-back has played all his life at PSG. He has made his way through the youth system at the French club and made his senior debut in 2015. He has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The centre-back has featured in 38 matches this term, netting two goals and providing one assist in all competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in France. Kimpembe has earned 26 senior caps for the France national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
Adding a centre-back remains Chelsea’s top priority this summer and Thomas Tuchel will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Tuchel wants to target in the summer transfer window. He is a long term admirer of Kimpembe and believes he can get the most out of the France international.
The Blues are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old has been a good servant for PSG, and is a centre-back who places himself in the right positions in defensive situations. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Chelsea are interested in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe. Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea’s scouting team have made reinforcements at centre-half a priority for when new owners take over at Stamford Bridge. The Blues expect to lose Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer – and there’s the possibility that Cesar Azpilicueta also departs the club via the exit door. Without new signings, those departures would leave the Londoners short in central defence, and having to rely on a 38-year-old Thiago Silva. Goal says Kimpembe is under consideration by the Blues. Kimpembe has spent his entire career at PSG, but would be tempted by the challenge of the Premier League should his former boss come calling.”
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If Chelsea can agree on a fee with PSG, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Chelsea?
Presnel Kimpembe stands as an excellent option for Chelsea.
A centre-back of Kimpembe’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Chelsea squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Tuchel’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.