Juventus identify PSG’s Kimpembe as a replacement for Chelsea-linked Matthijs de Ligt

Touted to be one of the best French defenders in his age group, Presnel Kimpembe has attained interest from Juventus amid the summer transfer window.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus have identified Presnel Kimpembe as a potential replacement for Matthijs de Ligt.

If the Dutchman were to leave Turin this summer, the Bianconeri management could consider making a swoop for the 26-year-old France international.

The report understands that Kimpembe, whose current terms at PSG run out in June 2024, could leave the French capital this summer. Last season, the centre-back made 41 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in all competitions.

Chelsea have been pushing for the signing of Matthijs de Ligt for the last few weeks. With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leaving the Londoners to join Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer respectively, Chelsea have encountered a dilemma in their defensive department. They are short of prominent bodies in their central defence. 

Besides De Ligt, the Blues have also been keeping tabs on Milan Skriniar, who is also a primary transfer target for PSG in the summer transfer window of 2022.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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