While informing about the injury suffered by PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe and discussing the options at hand for manager Christophe Galtier, Le Parisien revealed an interesting nugget about the past and the future surrounding the PSG academy defender on Wednesday.
Kimpembe successfully underwent surgery on his torn Achilles on Tuesday and will soon start his recovery process. The France international suffered his latest injury on Sunday at the PSG 0-3 victory on the road at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.
Minutes after the game against Marseille last Sunday, PSG announced Kimpembe's injury would force him to miss the remainder of the season.
According to Le Parisien, the PSG academy player, whose love for Paris Saint-Germain is widely known, "has always prioritized the option of an extension" with the Parisian organization.
Chelsea and Atletico Madrid showed interest in signing Presnel Kimpembe earlier this season
Not only did Le Parisien share that information, but they also revealed that "Chelsea had expressed interest in recent weeks," trying to sign the PSG defender before the winter transfer window closed on Feb. 1.
On top of Chelsea, Le Parisien also informs that there was a reasonable interest shown by "Atletico Madrid last summer" with the Spanish side attempting to sign the France international.
After sustaining a new injury to his Achilles (which Kimpembe had already damaged before the World Cup, forcing him to forfeit the international tournament), Le Parisien reports that "any idea of leaving during the next transfer window" has been now "put to an end" as the interest in the damaged goods of the defender will not exist anymore, even though he is still just 27 years old.
PSG and Kimpembe have been working on an extension of his contract, which runs out in June 2024, for a while now. It's believed that both parties are interested in reaching an agreement, which should see the academy player remain in Paris for a few more years and into his thirties.
Kimpembe has appeared in 231 games at PSG (all competitions) starting 215 and scoring three goals since he made his debut with the first team back in the 2014-15 season.