Jonathan Klaus, defender of the French national team Open up on why he doesn’t want to join Chelsea this summer
The highly rated right-back is one of a handful of players linked with Stamford. Bridge during the first-round transfer window under Bohley-Clearlake’s system, with ex-manager Thomas Tuchel searching for more players across the pitch and especially at the defence.
Clauss has spurred interest from clubs across Europe after an impressive two-year return to Ligue 1 with Lens. As he has broken into the French first team this year. He made his first four senior France caps under Didier Deschamps.
The 29-year-old previously played in Germany with Armenia. Bielefeld after weights in the lower division of France
However, despite rumors of Chelsea interest, Klaus eventually moved to Marseille in July. and signed a three-year contract following his move for a reported fee of €9 million (£7.8 million).
Raising the lid on his reasons not to pursue a switch to west London, he said he did not want to join Chelsea purely for dignity and was clearly concerned about the lack of team football. The first set amid fierce competition in the Premier League League.
“I don’t want to sign for Chelsea. Because one day I signed for Chelsea,” Klaus told Info Sport.
“It’s going to keep trying and playing to discover the Champions League. Marseille ticked every box I was looking for.”
Clauss has been a regular since joining Marseille, making 10 appearances in all competitions under new boss Igor Tudor, whose unbeaten side currently sit second in Ligue 1 and two points behind reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain. After winning six of the first eight matches, this term is matched.
Clauss, who plays alongside Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi, Alexis Sanchez, Sead Kolasinac and Eric Bailly at the Stade Velodrome, was also part of the Marseille squad that were defeated in the Champions League by Tottenham in north London earlier this month.