Sporting Director makes transfer statement with Chelsea keen on powerhouse

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CHELSEA FC have been watching Nice star defender Jean-Clair Todibo – but they will have to fight if they want to sign the Nice star.

It is no secret that Thiago Silva is looking to leave the club at the end of the season and head back to his homeland of Brazil – meaning the Blues have been looking for an immediate replacement for the Brazilian.

And that has led scouts to keep an eye on the performances of Tobibo – who has been attracting alot of Premier League interest over the past few seasons.

Tottenham have already held talks with Nice over the France defender, who has shone in Ligue 1 since leaving Barcelona in 2021, but Spurs opted to sign Genoa’s Radu Dragusin instead.

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the other clubs linked with Todibo, while have reported that the we have now held talks over a possible deal for the defender.

However – Nice Sporting director, Florent Ghisolfi, has stressed that the Ligue 1 club have no intention of selling – Asked if Nice will resist approaches for Todibo, Ghisolfi told reporters: “Yes.

“Jean-Clair and [Khephren] Thuram are definitely that, as players and as leaders as they are vice-captains. We absolutely want to keep them.

“I hope they speedily come back from suspension and injury and quickly bring their freshness, leadership and enthusiasm.”