In search of at least two central defenders this summer, a right-hander and a left-hander a priori, Chelsea are multiplying the leads and are particularly interested in Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus Turin) and Nathan Aké (Manchester City). Jules Koundé (Sevilla), Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples), Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) or even Presnel Kimpembe (PSG) have also been associated with the London club in recent days.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus Turin are also interested in Presnel Kimpembe in case De Ligt ends up moving to Chelsea. The Italian journalist presents the French central defender of PSG as “on the go”which is not as clear as that according to Goal, which makes a big point on the record of the 2018 world champion.
Juventus has other leads, Kimpembe too
During the last gathering of the Blues, Kimpembe had declared that he was at a turning point in his career and wanted to discuss his future with the new sports management of PSG. According to Goal, the 26-year-old central defender has not particularly had a return from the Parisian club since this speech, which PSG did not really appreciate.
“This does not mean that the titi is on the start but more simply that, for the first time, a reflection around a transfer will be studied by the world champion, if nothing changes in the coming weeks”, explains Goal. According to this source, no club has taken action at the moment, but several big teams are monitoring his situation, including Juventus Turin. Manchester United, Chelsea but also Atlético Madrid are also mentioned.
Regarding Juventus, Kimpembe is not the only track studied by the Turin club to replace De Ligt. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Old Lady is also interested in Koulibaly, Gabriel (Arsenal) and Manuel Akanji (Dortmund).