Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Chelsea and PSG are in direct negotiations over the transfer of centre-back Presnel Kimpembe (26).
Although the PSG academy product remains “part of the project” at the Parc des Princes, he is not indispensable and is free to leave should the club receive a “good proposal.”
However, for now, there is a significant difference between the two clubs’ valuation of the player. PSG are asking for between €60/65m. Chelsea are prepared to submit a proposal between €45/50m.
Kimpembe is currently on the club’s tour of Japan, and the French international defender does prioritise a stay at the Ligue 1 champions. He is hoping to have discussions with the club’s hierarchy about his future, amidst rumours that he is free to leave a club where he has made 200 appearances since breaking into the first-team.
The deal is currently a “work in progress.” Chelsea have already bought Kalidou Koulibaly (31), whilst according to Romano, the club have also re-engaged in discussions with Sevilla over Jules Koundé (23).