Chelsea in Marquinhos transfer blow with Brazilian defender set to sign new long-term deal at PSG this month | The Sun

CHELSEA have reportedly suffered a transfer blow with Marquinhos set to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

The 28-year-old Brazil defender has been at Parc des Princes since moving from Roma in 2013.

However, he has been linked with numerous transfers over the past few years.

Chelsea failed with a £72million bid for the star in 2021.

Some reports claim they still hold an interest in the South American.

But it now seems those hopes of snapping him up could be over despite him entering the final 18 months of his current Paris deal.

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PSG’s former sporting director Leonardostarted talks over an extension last term.

His successor Luis Campos is now continuing those negotiations and Marquinhos has now provided an update.

Speaking to the French media about his future following PSG’s shock 3-1 defeat by Lens in Ligue 1, Campos said: “Talks are progressing well.”

According to Le Parisien, the only stumbling block now is with regards to the length of Marquinhos' contract, most notably whether it will run until 2026 or 2027.

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He is still reeling from missing the vital penalty in Brazil’s crushing World Cup quarter-final shootout defeat by Croatialast month.

Discussing that agony, Marquinhos added: “Our life as a footballer is like that. There are many emotions, beautiful and less beautiful.

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“Since I was eight, I've known how it goes. Experience gives you even more intelligence to handle moments like this.

“It was a really tough World Cup. The two or three days after the elimination were complicated.

“With time, with work and family support, everything passes. Today I feel better and better and I try to find my form as soon as possible.

“It's on the pitch that we feel the best, playing and winning.”

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