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Chelsea target in talks with PSG over renewal

Presnel Kimpembe appears to have a new contract on the table after a failed summer attempt to leave the Parisiens, as contract renewal discussions have resumed.

Reports have come out of French news outlet L’Équipe, that a contract renewal between Paris Saint-Germain and centre-back Presnel Kimpembe have now resumed, with the French international’s deal set to expire in 2024.

The 27-year-old recently made his return from a hamstring injury which kept him out of action for a month and a half, with the injury having appeared as the reason why there was a delay in discussions over his new contract.

After signing two centre-backs over the summer – Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea were on the lookout for a third. Given the ages of both Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta a potential signing of Kimpembe was on the cards, whom Chelsea had targetted all summer according to the Guardian, but with the centre-back likely to sign a new deal in Paris, the Blues will have to look elsewhere when the time comes to add more fresh faces to the defensive line.

PSG manager Christophe Galtier sees the defender as a crucial part of his set-up and wants him to remain a part of his squad for the foreseeable future, which is a blow for the French defender’s pursuers.

PSG is determined to keep Kimpembe even though negotiations are not as far along as they are for Marco Verratti or Marquinhos and a renewal is most likely to be decided after the World Cup.

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