Chelsea in talks over shock move for Man United defensive target

Chelsea have turned their attentions to Manchester United target Gregory van Wiel from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Le Parisien, as reported by the Metro.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer, but could now face tough competition from the Premier League winners for his services.

Manager Jose Mourinho has only made two major signings so far, completing a move for Asmir Begovic from Stoke City as well as a loan deal for Radamel Falcao from Monaco.

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It is now said that the Blues have begun talks with PSG over the potential transfer of Van der Wiel to reinforce their right-back positions.

United boss Louis van Gaal is also believed to be a huge fan of his fellow countryman, but despite the Ligue 1 winners being open to his sale, a move has yet to be agreed upon.

He featured a total of 41 times in all competitions for his side last season, scoring one goal and providing a further seven assists.