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Chelsea told to pay £42million transfer bid to secure the transfer of 26-year-old defender



Without much doubts, Chelsea football club will most definitely prioritise improving their defensive options under manager Thomas Tuchel before the ongoing summer transfer window closes.

Despite securing a third place finish on the Premier League table during the just concluded 2021/2022 season, Chelsea are aiming to challenge for trophies next season.

And with central defenders; Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen gone to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, the Blues are very much in need of defensive reinforcements.

And now, the West London club have been linked with a transfer move for experienced Paris Saint-Germain central defender Presnel Kimpembe before the transfer window closes.

The 26-year-old France International, who gained promotion to the Paris Saint-Germain first-team squad back in 2015 has been an important member of the first-team squad over the previous seasons.

The experienced centre-back was a mainstay in Paris Saint-Germain’s defence during the just concluded 2021/2022 season where he made 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and creating one assist in total.

His excellent performances in defence is believed to have impressed the Chelsea board and according to reports from Daily Mail, the Blues are keen on signing him.

The reports further claimed that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also willing to offload Presnel Kimpembe this summer and have now placed a transfer fee of £42million on him.

It is believed that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants to add more quality to his options in defence ahead of the new season and he has identified Presnel Kimpembe as a needed addition to his squad.

But then, it remains to be seen if Chelsea football club will be ready to pay the needed £42million and secure the transfer of Presnel Kimpembe from Paris Saint-Germain before the window closes.

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