Some good news for Chelsea ahead of the winter transfer window opening. They may get this one one a platter with having to hustle much. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea have been given the green light by Paris Saint-Germain to sign Blaise Matuidi. The Blues were told by the French Champions that they were ready to do business and the English Champions could prepare a bid for the France international.
Matuidi, 28, joined PSG in 2011 from Saint Etienne for a purported fee of €7.5m. The midfielder went ahead to give a good account of himself and developed to a matured player and a key figure for the team. Matuidi is widely regarded as one of the best central midfielders in the world given his immense work rate and defensive prowess. However, it seems PSG are ready to cash in on one of their most prized assets.
Chelsea’s Guus Hiddink has been a long admirer of the midfielder and will really relish the opportunity to sign him as quickly as possible. He fits perfectly into Hiddink’s style of play and could be considered a direct replacement for John Mikel Obi, who is taunted to leave for Turkey come January. Matuidi has 37 caps for France and have scored 6 times for the Les Bleus. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea must cough up nothing less than £30m if Matuidi must leave Parc des Princes this winter. However, personal terms is not an issue as Chelsea and the representatives of the player have held talks and should both Chelsea and PSG agree a fee, the powerful Midfielder will fly to England for medical in the first week of January.
However, it seems the player is not keen on a move at the moment. Matuidi seems unwilling to risk changing clubs and leagues ahead of the Euro 2016 in France. If anything, he would only be interested in continuity and sealing his place in the French team ahead of the competition. This automatically rules out the prospect of a move in January, but a deal can still be made in the summer after the tournament.