Presnel Kimpembe’s comments suggest Chelsea may find it difficult to convince PSG star

Chelsea are being linked with a move for Presnel Kimpembe this summer, but the defender has his loyalties.

Chelsea are said to be chasing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain star Presnel Kimpembe this summer.

The Blues are in need of centre-backs this summer following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.

One of the answers to that issue looks set to be Kimpembe, who has been heavily linked with an exit from PSG over recent days. while the other will almost certainly be taken care of with Kalidou Koulibaly.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea are now ‘confident’ of pulling off a deal, with PSG reportedly willing to cut a deal.

It’s reported Kimpembe would cost £40million, but agreeing a fee with PSG will only be half the battle for Chelsea.

Kimpembe is PSG through and through, and judging by an interview he gave to RMC Sport this time two years ago, the Blues might have their work cut out in attempting to convince the defender to leave Parc des Princes.

“One family, one big family. This is the place where I grew up. This is my heart club,” Kimpembe said of PSG. “It is a place where I feel very good and where I would like to do most of my career.”

Adked about an exit back then, he added: “Leave the club? No. Especially when you get to 17, 18, 19 or 20, I think that’s not the right solution.

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“Especially when you train with people like Ibrahimovic, David Luiz, Pastore … You really have people who can bring you this experience and this quality during training, even if it’s true that the matches, you don’t play them not.

“You would prefer to play the matches, it’s a difficult time, but you learn a lot every day with players like that.”

Chelsea may have their work cut out, but PSG could help them should they agree a deal, with Kimpembe likely to be a little upset should the club allow him to leave, given his loyalty to them.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.