Chelsea were actually tracking Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe, not David Luiz – reports

2 Sep

Chelsea were tracking Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe before they swooped for David Luiz.


The Blues re-signed the Brazilian on deadline day for £34million – just two years after they sold him to PSG for £50m.

Chelsea’s late move for Luiz was born out of Antonio Conte’s determination to sign a centre-back this summer.

But, according to L’Equipe, the Italian manager was actually keeping tabs on Kimpembe and not Luiz in the final weeks of the window.

The 21-year-old has been tipped for a big future and he has been capped by France at youth level.

Conte is a fan of the defender, but he reportedly switched targets to Luiz at the last minute due to the experience the 29-year-old would bring.

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