RB Leipzig defender to undergo medical at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are closing in on the signing of RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele after terms were fully agreed with both club and player, 90min understands.

The Ligue 1 champions had been overwhelming favourites to sign Mukiele in a deal worth €16m, but late interest from Chelsea had threatened to derail the deal.

The Blues have been long-term admirers of Mukiele, alongside Premier League rivals Manchester United, and have grown frustrated in their pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde over the past week or so – although they still hope to complete a transfer ahead of Barcelona.

But any hopes of landing Mukiele have now been extinguished after sources confirmed to 90min that a deal with PSG is fully agreed. The Frenchman has agreed personal terms, with the 24-year-old expected to pen a long-term contract in the French capital, and he will now undergo a medical before the move is confirmed.

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Mukiele is available at a knockdown price as he’s entering the final 12 months of his Leipzig contract and looks set to return to France after a four-year absence. He played 56 times for Montpellier between 2017 and 2018 before heading to Germany, where he’s played close to 150 games in all competitions.

Primarily a right-back, Mukiele will provide competition for Achraf Hakimi, but is also able to slot in at centre-back should new PSG boss Christophe Galtier look to exploit his versatility.

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