The 2021 summer transfer window may have officially closed its doors for 3 weeks, it never ceases to surprise us, especially on the side of Paris Saint-Germain. While the reigning French vice-champion club has undoubtedly experienced the most resounding summer window in its history, with the arrivals of Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Nuno Mendes on the gong and especially Lionel Messi, the management of the Rouge-et-Bleu also had to face many requests throughout the summer.
If some departures were recorded, like Mitchel Bakker or Alphonse Areola, Timothée Pembélé and Pablo Sarabia, loaned, Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi were forced to stick their teeth out for Marquinhos, their captain. This is what reveals to us RMC Sport this Tuesday about the Brazilian central defender, whose name has never been mentioned among the potential departures, even with the recruitment of the experienced Sergio Ramos.
Chelsea wanted to offer € 100m for Marquinhos
The media specifies that Thomas Tuchel wanted to reform the Brazilian central hinge Marquinhos – Thiago Silva, directed for long months during his passage on the bench of the French capital, on the side of Chelsea. But the reigning European champion, who also had Jules Koundé in the sights to strengthen his rearguard, weakened by Kurt Zouma’s departure from West Ham, came up against the relentless will of the two parts of the Parisian camp.
RMC Sport adds that even if the Blues seemed ready to put the package by putting 100 million euros on the table for the international auriverde (60 caps, 3 goals), PSG and Marquinhos himself politely rejected the approach from Chelsea. The reason ? The holder of the armband on the Parc des Princes side feels like a fish in water in Paris and the summer activity on the transfer market has probably reinforced his desire to extend his Ile-de-France adventure. Especially since PSG did not intend to part with one of its best members of Mauricio Pochettino’s workforce. Thomas Tuchel and the Londoners were therefore quickly disillusioned in this story, while “Marqui” continued his great adventure with PSG which started in the summer of 2013.