Chelsea closely monitoring 26-year-old France international

Juventus have joined the battle to add PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe. France international is also being targeted by Chelsea, who are eager to add more defensive reinforcements after signing Koulibaly from Napoli.

The Blues’ need for central defensive additions has been well-documented, with Chelsea in desperate need to add defenders this summer. The Blues have lost Christensen and Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, and could also lose Azpilicueta to Camp Nou.


They have so far signed Koulibaly from Napoli, but the German manager wants at least two more central defensive additions this summer. Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has been a long-term target, but the Catalan giants are also pushing hard to add the Frenchman, complicating matters for the Blues.

Presnel is another defender on the German manager’s shortlists, with Thomas Tuchel managing the centre-back during his time in Paris. Kimpembe has now reportedly asked the Parisians to allow him to listen to offers, signalling that an exit could be on the cards this summer.

PSG are eyeing an offer in the region of £60m for Presnel, with the Blues reportedly submitting a much smaller £40m bid a week ago. Chelsea have been in talks with Presnel’s entourage since the start of this month and are optimistic about completing the deal. But the entry of Juventus and their enquiry could complicate matters for the Blues.