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Chelsea defensive target continues to hint at summer transfer

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Chelsea spent the bulk of the summer searching for defensive help, but didn't wind up landing any of their primary targets, forcing themselves to sign Papy Djiobodji instead. With Djilobodji's existence continuing to be a legitimate question among the fanbase, it seems fairly likely that the Blues will be back in on several of their preferred targets in both the January and summer transfer windows.

One player the Blues found themselves linked to as the past summer's window was winding down was Brazilian center back Marquinhos, who often finds himself sitting ebhind David Luiz and Thiago Silva at PSG. The defender doesn't seem to love the fact that he's been sitting so much this season, and didn't seem to thrilled about it:

"I must respect the decisions of the coach. There are six months to win titles and seek to hold. After, we will see what happens."

If Marquinhos continues to back up the excellent Brazilians in front of him, it would be difficult to believe that he'd want to remain at one of the few clubs in European football where' he's clearly third choice. Clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Barcelona have been linked in the past, and will probably find themselves connected to the former Roma man again when the season ends.

The odds of Marquinhos moving this January are very, very slim, however. With little financial incentive to let the player leave mid-season, I'm not sure even a ludicrous offer would be enough to convince the French champions to sell.

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