Chelsea have held talks about a free transfer move for Parish Saint-Germain skipper Thiago Silva.
The Brazilian star will leave PSG once his contract expires following Sunday’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich in Lisbon.
Silva, 35, has received other offers including one from Italian side Fiorentina but the Brazilian was offered to Chelsea and a possible move has been discussed with his representatives
Thiago Silva would represent an ideal cut-price solution in manager Frank Lampard’s efforts to bolster his squad and a defence which shipped 54 goals, the most in the Premier League’s top 10 last season.
Chelsea have already spent big to land attackers Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and German starlet Kai Havertz is also hoping Chelsea can strike an agreement to sign him from Bayer Leverkusen soon.
He has already agreed a five-year contract and talks are ongoing between the clubs over a fee with Leverkusen wanting £90m.
Other Chelsea targets, Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, West Ham’s versatile Declan Rice and Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez will all come with hefty price tags.