Chelsea enter race for 27-year-old Ligue 1 star who could cost £26m

Chelsea enter race for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier

Chelsea have joined the race for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier, according to RMC Sport (h/t Football.london).

The 27-year-old Belgian international has been ever-present in the PSG’s side this season and won another Ligue 1 title recently.

Thomas Meunier

Thomas Meunier

There also is interest from rivals Arsenal for the Belgian, and the report claims that Manchester United have been linked with the 27-year-old for a while.

Meunier would enter the last year of his contract next season, and the report claims that PSG are willing to let go of the defender should a team bid around £26m.

Chelsea could do with quality in several areas

The Blues have Cesar Azpilicueta and Davide Zappacosta as the right-backs in the current side, however, the Spaniard is preferred in the position.

Spending £26m on a quality defender like Meunier isn’t a bad shout. However, Chelsea could do with another striker and a midfielder or two as we have lacked a cutting edge this season.

Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

The Blues have had a mixed season under Maurizio Sarri but are still in the race for the top four.

Tottenham’s loss to West Ham has given us a chance of matching their points tally after this round of fixtures, though we have to defeat Manchester United on Sunday.

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United are also in the race for the top four, and it will make for an interesting watch.

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