If there’s one player who could be a symbol of Paris Saint-Germain’s formation success, it’s French centre-back Presnel Kimpembe. The native of Beaumont-sur-Oise knew all the categories of youth of the club of the capital before joining the first team in 2015. Since then, in addition to being world champion with the Blues in 2018, the international with 28 selections defended the colors of Paris in 220 games between Ligue 1, which it won 6 times, the national cups (5 C. de France and 4 C. de la Ligue) and the Champions League. And he was even captain several times.
Nevertheless, certain statements from the rock, under contract with PSG until 2024, would have displeased the new management of the club, among others Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier: “I am waiting to meet the future sports management in relation to the club’s project. We will have to discuss fairly quickly”, he explained at a press conference with the Blues. Since then, the Parisian has been on the list of starters and PSG has even already set a price on his head, while a departure from Titi seemed impossible a few weeks ago. And there is no shortage of brand suitors…
The player prefers England
In addition to the interest of Juventus, according to The Athletic, Chelsea would have entered into discussions with PSG for the signing of Presnel Kimpembe. In search of a high-level left-handed central defender, the new board of the London club would see in him a good successor to Andreas Christensen, who left free of any contract at FC Barcelona this summer. He would then find Thomas Tuchel there, his former coach in Paris, whom he rubbed shoulders with 80 times between 2018 and 2020. They had together reached the final of the Champions League in 2020, lost against Bayern Munich.
But according to our information, Chelsea has also contacted its agents to complete the operation as best as possible. The leaders of Juventus Turin have already contacted PSG to find out the price to pay for the 26-year-old player. Nevertheless, still according to our indiscretions, the main interested party prefers to evolve at Stamford Bridge rather than at Juventus Stadium in the event of departure. Enough to tip the scales on the side of the south-west London club, which continues its defense work with other ongoing files, in particular Kalidou Koulibaly and Nathan Aké.