Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has been linked to Chelsea over the last week as their manager Thomas Tuchel hopes to reunite with his former player at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are rebuilding their central defense following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. As a result, Tuchel sees the 26-year-old France international as a piece to the rebuild, and it seems he might be inching closer toward having him.
According to transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and PSG are in direct talks for a Kimpembé deal. Initial demand from the current Ligue 1 champions is around €60 million to €65 million, but Chelsea is prepared to submit €45 million and €50 million proposal.
Romano adds that PSG considers Kimpembé part of the project, but he can leave in case of a reasonable bid comes their way this summer. Newly appointed manager Christophe Galtier recently spoke about the possible departure of the defender amid links to the Premier League side.
“I have read everything that has been said about Kim. We even laughed about it together. 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,” Galtier said.