Chelsea failed to do their transfer business on time in the past summer transfer window, leaving Antonio Conte with a player or two short of his transfer target.
According to reports, Belgium international and Paris Saint Germain defender Thomas Meunier has revealed that the Premier league Champions, Chelsea, attempted to sign him at the close of the transfer window.
Following the sale of Serge Aurier to Totteham Hotspur, Paris Saint Germain had turned to Bayern Munich to sign Rafinha but the deal failed and they could not let go off the only back up right back they have to Dani Alves.
Antonio Conte had bemoaned the lack of depth and option to his defence line. The Blues were heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Danilo, but the player opted to join Manchester City. However, Chelsea ended up signing Davide Zappacosta from Torino.
With the January transfer window approaching quickly, Chelsea are expected to still bolster their squad but maybe in the attack.
“The last day of the transfer period Chelsea made an offer to Paris Saint-Germain, but I know the answer was no,” Meunier said. “The club didn’t want to sell me because we have two right-backs with Dani Alves and myself, it was difficult to sell one of us.
“I didn’t really think about (joining Chelsea) because (PSG) called me in to tell me, ‘You will not move, so don’t think about Chelsea or any other club. You will stay in Paris and we are counting on you for the season’.”
Chelsea currently have just one right back at their disposal since Victor Moses sustained an injury. Alonso is the only left wing back at the club and Conte will be hoping he stays fit for the entire duration of the season.
He is valued at 19,00 Mill. €.