CHELSEA'S hopes of signing PSG star Marquinhos appear all-but over with the defender set to sign a contract extension.
The star is in his tenth season at the Parc des Princes following his move from Roma in 2013.
Marquinhos has won 26 trophies during his time in the French capital, including SEVEN league titles.
He's often been linked with a move away from PSG, notably to Stamford Bridge in 2021 when the Blues failed with a £72m bid.
The 28-year-old has entered the final 18 months of his contract in France.
But according to Fabrizio Romano, the centre-back is on the verge of signing a new deal.
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The transfer guru claims that while the contract isn't officially signed, it's only a matter of time.
Despite interest from elsewhere, Marquinhos wants to stay with PSG with the club "100 per cent" convinced he's part of the present and future.
Marquinhos has scored twice in 28 appearances this season with the Ligue 1 leaders still on course to win the treble.
But their hopes of winning the Champions League for the first time ever will be severely put to the test when they face Bayern Munich in the last-16 on Tuesday.
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PSG are also eight points clear of Marseille at the top of Ligue following a 2-1 victory over Toulouse on Saturday.
While they face Les Phoceens in the round of 16 in the Coupe de France.
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