Chelsea looking at signing £40 million Unit after board hold talks

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CHELSEA have been watching Nice star defender Jean-Clair Todibo ahead of a possible move for the defender.

The transfer window is now fully open and this will give Mauricio Pochettino the chance to get the backing of the board once again and add some fresh players to the squad.

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 football.london have reported that the we have now held talks over a possible deal for the defender.

It is believed a fee of £40-50 million should be enough to get a deal done for the powerhouse.

And Fabrizio Romano told GIVEMESPORT:

“From what I’m told, CHELSEA have been involved in some scouting activity, but they didn’t start any negotiations with the player’s camp or Nice.

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“They know that the player is probably not for sale in the January transfer window. Nice would only sell Todibo for a very important amount of money, not €35million or €40million, as reported in the media.

“I think it is going to be very complicated to sign Todibo in January. He could be a target for many clubs, including Manchester United, in the summer transfer window.”

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