Paris Saint-Germain reportedly refused to sell right back Thomas Meunier to Chelsea and other clubs this summer, according to La Derniere Heure (via the Sun).
The 25 year old scored a a hat-trick against Gibraltar last week, but remained at PSG at the end of the transfer window despite the French club having already signed a new first choice right back in Dani Alves back in July.
The Brazilian’s arrival led to interest from the Blues and Tottenham in Meunier, but PSG were only prepared to allow his team mate Serge Aurier to leave, keeping the Belgian international as cover for Alves. A source told La Derniere Heure that interest from the Premier League was genuine:
“Thomas was at the top of both Chelsea and Tottenham‘s wish lists. But PSG refused to let him go.”
Spurs eventually signed the Belgian international’s team mate Aurier for £23m after securing a work visa. The Ivorian was also said to be a a target of Chelea earlier in the transfer window, but manager Antonio Conte tried to sign Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain instead, before finally landing Davide Zappacosta from Torino on deadline day.