Chelsea wrestle PSG for Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

West London club, Chelsea, have joined the race to sign Leipzig defender, Nordi Mukiele, using Timo Werner to convince the German club into accepting their offer.

The move has seen the English club trying to hijack the player from French champions Paris Saint-German (PSG), who are already in contact with RB Leipzig.

Santi Aouna in a tweet, said that Chelsea are already in the race to snatch the 24-year-old from PSG.

Prior to PSG’s offer to Leipzig for Mukiele, Les Parisiens intended to seek a loan deal for Mukiele but were rebuffed to resort to discussing a permanent deal for the right-back.

The Ligue 1 champions have gone far in negotiations but with the recent push by the Blues for the signature of the former Montpellier player, who grew from the ranks of Paris FC Youth, the Ligue 1 champions may have to intensify their effort to finalise the deal.

Should PSG complete the deal to bring Mukiele to Parc des Princes, it will signify a return to Ligue 1 for the player, who left four years ago to the German Bundesliga.

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Mukiele made his debut for the France national team in a FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Finland on July 2021 for Didier Deschamp but has been outshone by Bayern Munich’s defender Benjamin Pavard.

Statistically, the player since he moved to Germany, has made 100 Bundesliga appearances while registering 8 goals coupled with 10 assists.

However, the player has a year left to run in his contract at Red Bull Arena and with Timo Werner clamouring for more playing time, Chelsea believe this is an ample opportunity to use the striker as part of the bargain to get Leigzip who are willing to cash in on the right-back.

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