Chelsea and Manchester City to battle for Ligue 1 ace

Blaise Matuidi (PSG)Chelsea and Manchester City are set to go head-to-head in the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The French international has been one of the Ligue 1 champions’ key men so far this term, but his future at the Parc des Prince is the subject of much doubt.

Matuidi’s current contract expires at the end of the season and, as of yet, he has not agreed an extension.

With a wealth of rivals battling for a midfield berth, the 26-year-old is thought to be considering his options.

PSG are already being linked with January moves for a number of talented players, which may dilute the enforcer’s importance.

This has alerted Chelsea and Manchester City, who have both been impressed by Matuidi’s selfless displays.

The Premier League duo are rumoured to be planning January moves.

Matuidi has developed into one of PSG’s top performers, but his importance has often been overshadowed by the headline grabbing antics of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.

The holding midfielder is keen to play regularly ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

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