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Marquinhos hints that Chelsea reached out to him this summer, but PSG ‘blocked talks immediately’

PSG captain Marquinhos hints that Chelsea reached out to him over the summer, but the French giants “ immediately blocked talks ”, prompting the Brazilian to stay in Paris.

  • Chelsea tried to sign a new center-back in the summer window but to no avail
  • Jules Kounde was a target and now Marquinhos has confirmed that he was too
  • The PSG captain has hinted that the Blues approached him this year
  • The Brazilian revealed that PSG quickly closed the exit talks, so he stayed


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Paris Saint-Germain captain Marquinhos has hinted that Chelsea reached out to him over the summer, but PSG rejected any possibility of the Brazilian moving in closing talks.

The 27-year-old is an important cog in Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG star squad, as he leads the defensive line while wearing the captain’s armband for the French giants.

Meanwhile, European champions Chelsea were looking for a new center-back this summer, and Marquinhos gave the impression that Thomas Tuchel’s team asked for him, an approach that was strongly rejected by PSG.

PSG captain Marquinhos has hinted that Chelsea reached out to him over the summer

PSG captain Marquinhos has hinted that Chelsea reached out to him over the summer

Thomas Tuchel's Blues were looking for a new defender but they didn't bring anyone

Thomas Tuchel's Blues were looking for a new defender but they didn't bring anyone

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues were looking for a new defender but they didn’t bring anyone

When asked about Chelsea’s interest in him this summer, Marquinhos said Le Parisien: ‘No! It wasn’t even an offer. In fact, the club immediately blocked the talks. Show their faith in me.

“It is an honor for a club like PSG to have so much faith in me. The fact that others are interested in me means that I am doing well.

“It gives me the motivation to keep going, boost my training sessions and play even better. Paris and PSG are the only things on my mind. ”

Marquinhos (fourth from the right) revealed that PSG closed the exit talks immediately in a sign of faith

Marquinhos (fourth from the right) revealed that PSG closed the exit talks immediately in a sign of faith

Marquinhos (fourth from the right) revealed that PSG closed the exit talks immediately in a sign of faith

Chelsea also tried to move in for Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde, and although the two clubs agreed to a £ 43 million deal, the Spanish team raised their asking price to around £ 67 million, which the Blues refused to give. comply.

Tuchel’s European champions, however, have managed to start the season brilliantly without a new center-back, with Chelsea currently topping the Premier League table after nine games.

The West Londoners have conceded just three goals since the start of the season, and German coach Tuchel rotates his defensive options regularly.

Tuchel's Chelsea currently top the Premier League table and have only conceded three goals

Tuchel's Chelsea currently top the Premier League table and have only conceded three goals

Tuchel’s Chelsea currently top the Premier League table and have only conceded three goals

Marquinhos’ former PSG teammate Thiago Silva is one such option, while German international Antonio Rudiger has started the season strong at Stamford Bridge.

Andreas Christensen has had playing time too, with Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah acting as reliable young players so far this season.

Meanwhile, Marquinhos’ PSG also top their national league, as Pochettino’s men currently hold a seven-point lead over second-placed Lens after 10 matches.

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