Chelsea closely monitoring €70m-rated Brazilian defender

The London giants could revive their interest in PSG centre-back Marquinhos after Thomas Tuchel takes the reins. As mentioned in the report, Thomas Tuchel is expected to be appointed as Chelsea’s new coach after Frank Lampard was sacked by the club yesterday.

Frank’s status as a club legend bought him little time, with the Blues in ninth place and in real danger of missing out on UCL qualification. Thomas Tuchel’s appointment would mark the start of a new era, based on new ideas, which could require new footballers to be recruited.

Marquinhos could be one of them, with Chelsea previously being interested in signing him and Tuchel considering him one of his most important players at the Parc des Princes. PSG will no doubt be reluctant to sell, but if the price is right, and Marquinhos was to be keen on a reunion with his former boss, there’s nothing to say it couldn’t happen.

Man United have been linked with West Ham star Declan Rice in recent times, and it’s been noted that Lampard’s eagerness to sign Rice for Chelsea did not go down well with the club board.