Chelsea have contacted RB Leipzig to inquire a few deal for defender Nordi Mukiele, who has already agreed phrases on a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Ligue 1 champions initially pursued Mukiele on a mortgage deal however ultimately gave in to Leipzig’s calls for for a everlasting switch, agreeing a €16m price and hammering out private phrases with the Frenchman with none issues.
PSG are actually hoping to finish the signing of Mukiele in the approaching days however sources have confirmed to 90min that they might should fend off a late problem from Chelsea, who’ve made contact with Leipzig to finish a deal of their very own.
The Blues, together with Manchester United, have been monitoring Mukiele over the previous 12 months and Todd Boehly’s facet have now made contact with Leipzig to attempt to beat PSG to a deal.
Although PSG have already agreed phrases on a cut price deal – Mukiele has simply 12 months left on his contract – what Chelsea have of their favor is the presence of former Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who’s trying to go away Stamford Bridge this summer time.
Leipzig are one among the perimeters who’ve approached Chelsea over a deal for the German, and sources counsel the concept of sending Werner again to the Red Bull Arena as a part of a transfer for Mukiele has been mooted.
Werner has gone public together with his need to play extra at membership stage within the run-up to the Qatar World Cup later this 12 months – feedback which have sparked confusion from supervisor Thomas Tuchel, whose need to enhance his squad has been made abundantly clear.
“We had an urgent appeal for quality players and a huge amount of quality players,” Tuchel mentioned after the latest 4-0 defeat to Arsenal, including: “We have many players who are thinking of leaving and looking at their options.”
Chelsea are nonetheless within the hunt for at the very least one new defender and stay in talks with Sevilla over a deal for Jules Konde. The Frenchman can be being chased by Barcelona, whose curiosity has created a major impediment for the Blues.