PSV and Leeds United eyeing move for Chelsea defender

By | May 13, 2022

PSV Eindhoven and Leeds United allegedly hold an interest in landing Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter for nothing.

In spite of having reached the age of 24, the Englishman has been restricted to just two substitute outings in a Chelsea, his senior career instead being spent out on loan.

He has arguably just enjoyed his best-ever campaign, featuring in a total of 29 EFL Championship matches for a Coventry City side which competed for the playoffs.

While the Blues possess the option to renew Clarke-Salter’s contract by another one year, The Sun reports that Rood-witten and the Whites are both watching the situation.

The report adds that the English and Dutch outfits are also joined by Club Brugge and Sheffield United in being prepared to hand the centre-back a fresh challenge.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are unable a clause in his deal until the proposed takeover of Chelsea by Todd Boehly’s consortium is formally finalised.

Meantime, the German boss has acknowledged that his Blues side have looked “tired mentally” during the latest games.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “We look a bit drained, we look tired mentally when I look at our games on the sidelines. This is understandable given the circumstances around the club in which we play, it is draining, it is challenging.

“Then we had some big knockout games to play after the international break with huge emotional input and emotions to also deal with, then suddenly be in the race with matches against four teams in Premier League.

“It is quite challenging, and we have a lot of matches in our legs and in our bones, and we feel it. We need to reach a certain level that is possible and I think we can do better than we did in the last two matches.

“The positive thing is that I feel the will, feel the motivation. The motivation was very high to turn things around against Wolverhampton, it was almost too high in some situations.”