Chelsea in Van der Wiel link

Chelsea in Van der Wiel link

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In a surprise transfer link, Chelsea are interested in PSG full-back Gregory van der Wiel, according to French newspaper Le Parisien.

The Dutchman has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United, but reportedly wants wants to stay at the French club, despite earlier saying the club were trying to sell him.

But, since those comments, the Ligue 1 champions have reportedly offered him a new contract and negotiations are ongoing.

Chelsea have made an approach to sign the 27 year old, after PSG signed Serge Aurier earlier this summer and already have Brazilian defender Marquinhos, who played in van der Wiel’s position last season.

It’s unclear if Chelsea have made an official bid, or indeed if they have, how much it’s worth.

27-year old Van der Wiel joined PSG in 2012, and has made over 100 appearances at the Parc des Princes. Prior to moving to France, van der Wiel, who has also made over 40 appearances for the Dutch national team, made nearly 200 appearances for Ajax.