CHELSEA are ready to spurn PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa despite Thomas Tuchel searching urgently for cover at left-back.
But Goal claim Stamford Bridge chief Tuchel is unwilling to recruit the 29-year-old this month.
It’s understood the Blues and PSG have discussed Kurzawa’s availability.
But with Tuchel keen to look elsewhere, a deal seems unlikely.
Napoli have also been linked with former Monaco hero Kurzawa.
And it appears Chelsea might instead target a loan replacement for Chilwell, rather than a permanent transfer.
The England ace had returned to his best form after being omitted early in the season following his miserable Euro 2020.
But the 25-year-old was then crocked against Juventus in November, although he is feeling ‘positive’ after successful surgery.
Chelsea have already brought back wideman Kenedy from his loan spell at home country club Flamengo.
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And they have tried to persuade Lyon to release Emerson Palmeiri from his temporary spell in France in the race to find back-up for Marcos Alonso.
Intussen, Blues centre-back Andreas Christenesen is tipped to reject approaches from Premier League rivals – out of respect to Chelsea.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also thought to be keen on the Dane, 25, whose contract runs out this summer.
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