Chelsea have confirmed talks for Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram as the Blues study the deal after contacting his entourage earlier this month, whose current contract is set to expire in summer
- Chelsea have stepped up talks to sign France international Marcus Thuram
- The Borussia Monchengladbach forward is out of contract in the summer
- Chelsea have identified him as a potential option as a free agent next year
- The Blues have also made contact with RB Leipzig over a move for Dani Olmo
Chelsea have intensified talks over a possible deal for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
The 25-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Chelsea are now exploring a deal after reaching out to his entourage earlier in the window.
Thuram has interest from several clubs but is considering taking the season off as a free agent.
Chelsea have stepped up talks to sign Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram
Graham Potter’s west London side are looking to add the French international to their squad
Chelsea have also shown interest in Thuram’s brother, Nice midfielder Khephren, 21, as an alternative option to Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez.
Newcastle are also monitoring Kephren while both clubs also want Kouadio Kone at Gladbach.
Chelsea, who officially completed the signing of Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama yesterday, are also monitoring Red Bull Leipzig winger Dani Olmo in case talks over Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk break down.
Thuram (R) was part of the France squad that reached the World Cup final in December
Chelsea want the Ukraine flyer but believe his preference is to join Arsenal.
The Gunners are reluctant to pay the inflated fee, however, after offering a deal worth up to £62m with add-ons.
They are also trying to lower the loan fee requested by Atletico Madrid for forward Joao Felix.
Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk has attracted interest from Chelsea and Arsenal