Abramovich Trying to Raid PSG Ahead of Their UCL Clash as They Lure World Class Defender to Stamford Bridge, Van Gaal and Wenger to Lose Out Again

Chelsea have been in pursuit of a world class defender for quite some time now. Jose Mourinho failed to sign Everton’s John Stones after repeated attempts during the summer transfer window.

Current manager Guus Hiddink has iterated his desire to sign a defender this transfer window, but Everton doesn’t seem eager to let go of their star defender. In a massive boost to Chelsea, PSG’s highly-rated defender Marquinhos has dropped hints that he would be willing to leave the French champions in future.

The Blues and Man Utd have previously attempted to sign the Brazilian, but their advances were rejected by the French champions. The 21-year-old joined PSG from Roma in 2013 for €31.4million (£23million), but he has failed to break into the first team ahead of the first choice centre-back pairing of David Luiz and Thiago Silva.

“Like everyone else, I always want to be part of the starting lineup,” he told Le JDD. “But we must respect the choices of the coach and management.  I will continue to work to get my place. But it’s true that there comes a moment when I am older.

“You can not always get used to the bench. There are six months to win titles and seek to hold. After, we’ll see what happens.”

Marquinhos made 45 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG in his first two seasons, but he has managed only seven starts this season. When asked about interests from other clubs in his services, he said: “It pleases me. It means things are going well.”

Coincidentally PSG will play Chelsea in the next round of Champions League, and he is looking ahead to the game. “Champions League, you have to lose before winning,” he said.

“Learning from mistakes. It’s been three years that we were close but was eliminated.  The team has gained experience and improved further this year. Maybe it’ll count.  We have to play Chelsea again. It’s starting to get a little Clasico. It would be nice to win a good game.”

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