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Premier League trio in chase for out of favour Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos



Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all eyeing up out of favour Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.

The Brazilian centre-back, 22, has struggled to break into the PSG first XI — falling in the pecking order behind compatriots David Luiz and Thiago Silva in the heart of defence — and is now hoping for a summer move.

The news has caught the attention of the three Premier League giants— who are all keen to boost their back-line after they failed to keep it tight at the back last season.

There is a concern however, as the Brazil star himself is hot on a move to Barcelona.

The Catalan club already have four of his compatriots in their ranks — including Neymar and Adriano.

However, Marquinhos will keep the Premier League trio interesting, claiming he would consider a move to England, should his dream switch come to nothing, according to UOL Esporte.

PSG’s boss Laurent Blanc is willing to let Marquinhos leave the club, but only if a club is willing to cough out £38.6million.

The whopping pricetag comes as a result of Paris club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi — who rates the youngster highly, considering him the long-term successor to Silva in the back-line.

The defender is currently away on international duty with Brazil at the Copa America, so any move will almost certainly happen later this summer.

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