Chelsea identify longterm replacement for Thiago Silva

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Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva has impressed since joining Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window.

He was Chelsea’s best player alongside Edouard Mendy in Saturday’s goalless draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Brazilian is already 36 years old and obviously won’t be at Chelsea for too long, having signed a two years contract with the Blues.

Chelsea have identified a longterm replacement for the Brazilian at the club so the club won’t suffer when he finally leaves Chelsea.

According to 90min, Chelsea are scouting promising Cagliari centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz.

The 6ft2 defender has caught the attention of Chelsea scouts due to his ability in the air.

The 20 year old broke into the Cagliari team in the second half of last season and has carried that momentum into this season, starting and playing the entire 90 minutes in all of the Italian side’s five games so far this season, helping them sit 11th in the table.

Walukiewicz is tied down to Cagliari for another three years, with the contract also including the option of a further 12 months, meaning that the side aren’t under pressure to sell.

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