Chelsea plot move for PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi

Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for PSG defender Thiago Silva in the January transfer window. The Blues had reportedly held talks with PSG over a possible transfer move for Silva, but failed to reach an agreement before deadline day.  

While the Italian media are still convinced that the Blues have been secretly in talks with the French champions over a possible move for the Brazilian defender in the summer, but there’s hardly any report in France to back up such claims. 

The French press however believe that Chelsea are certainly showing an interest in PSG midfielder Blaise Mataudi, as they look to fill the void left by Ramires. 

According to L’Equipe, Matuidi, the €30-rated-midfielder, could be open to a Premier League move, although he remains a key player for PSG. 

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Ramires joined Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for £25m in January, and the Chelsea midfield has been weakened following his departure. 

Neither Matic nor Mikel have performed at their top levels this season, and the Blues need to bolster their midfield in order to become title contenders yet again. 

The 28-year-old is a regular French international and vastly experienced at high levels. He would bring the much needed defensive solidity and steel in the middle that Chelsea desperately need. 

Matuidi is contracted at Parc des Princes until 2018 and he is key to PSG’s plans for the future. Therefore, Chelsea need to present a lucrative offer to tempt him away from Paris, but whether PSG would be willing to sell him remains to be seen. 

The Blues are also reportedly interested in signing Matuidi’s club team-mate Marco Verratti, who is also a long term target of La Liga champions Barcelona