Chelsea make £40m offer for PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe as Thomas Tuchel eyes reunion with the France international… while talks to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla continue
- Chelsea are now focusing on Presnel Kimpembe after signing Kalidou Koulibaly
- PSG are reportedly willing to sell, but the Blues are yet to meet their valuation
- Kimpembe has spent his whole career at PSG and worked under Thomas Tuchel
- Tuchel is in desperate need of centre-backs after key departures this summer
Chelsea have made a £40m offer for Paris St Germain centre-back Presnel Kimpembe and are back in talks with Sevilla over Jules Kounde, who is a target for Barcelona too.
Thomas Tuchel is aiming to bolster his defence this summer and has turned his attentions to the French centre-back after securing the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
PSG are believed to be willing to sell Kimpembe for somehwere in the region of £42milion.
PSG have reportedly slapped a £42million price tag on Chelsea target Presnel Kimpembe
Juventus are also in discussions with the Ligue 1 champions over a move for the 26-year-old, who has 28 caps for France.
He has worked with Thomas Tuchel before during the German’s two-and-a-half-year spell in charge at the Parc des Princes.
Following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen – and with Cesar Azpilicueta also keen on a move away – Tuchel is in need of centre-back reinforcements.
Kimpembe has spent his whole career at PSG, having joined at the age of nine, and has made 221 appearances for the club to date.
The France international has spent his whole career at PSG and worked under Thomas Tuche