Chelsea open talks to sign French star this January

Chelsea in talks to sign French star this January

Chelsea is eyeing defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice, facing competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Todibo is Chelsea’s top choice to strengthen their defense, aiming to replace Thiago Silva. Since joining Nice from Barcelona in 2021, Todibo has impressed, initially signed for €8.5 million, but Nice demands at least €50 million for the player under contract until 2027.

To address their defensive issues this season, Chelsea is keen on Todibo, considering him Silva’s successor, while also planning to sell Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr. Tottenham and Manchester United are in talks with Nice for Todibo, but no deal has been reached.

French Football expert Jonathan Johnson praised Todibo, suggesting he’s ready for the Premier League. Johnson highlighted Todibo’s positive stint with Nice and the potential for a French senior setup breakthrough. Nice aims to retain Todibo in January, but reports hint at a possible 6-month loan deal for the Frenchman.

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