Faced with several departures in defense, Chelsea intends to make a big recruitment. After the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly, manager Thomas Tuchel awaits Jules Koundé, but also Parisian Presnel Kimpembe.
This time, FC Barcelona is in danger of losing. After the battles won for winger Raphinha and striker Robert Lewandowski, the Catalan club have made Jules Koundé their priority to strengthen the central hinge. But while Barça had the favor of the Frenchman, Chelsea seem set to snatch his signature. The Blues, after a first offer of 55 million euros refused, would have approached the demands of Sevilla FC.
Koundé, while waiting for Kimpembe?
If the trend is confirmed, the Premier League resident is preparing to welcome a second high-level central defender after the arrival of Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, recruited from Naples for around 40 million euros. After two such expensive operations, one could think that Chelsea would close the Presnel Kimpembe file. But according to information from the daily Bild, the track leading to the central defender of Paris Saint-Germain remains relevant.
Remember that Thomas Tuchel must compensate for the free departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen, respectively at Real Madrid and Barça. But it’s probably not over since César Azpilicueta should also join the Blaugrana. The Blues manager is therefore awaiting the arrival of a third central defender, he who has kept good memories of his collaboration with Presnel Kimpembe at Paris Saint-Germain. This is good, the champion of France seems to open the door to the departure of his international tricolor, provided he recovers at least 50 million euros.
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This is at least the trend mentioned in the media in recent weeks, while Parisian coach Christophe Galtier jokes with his player. ” I read everything that could be said about Kim’. We even laughed about it togetherreacted the technician in L’Equipe last Saturday. He’s a player I like. He is direct in the human relationship. What will happen, I don’t know. He is a great defender, a leader. In this system (3-4-1-2), he can be very efficient. It remains to be seen what management really thinks.