Tuchel identify perfect defensive partner for Thiago Silva

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has identified the perfect the defensive partner for Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva.

According to The Independent, Chelsea are one of the European clubs looking to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate.

The Blues have been previously linked with another RB Leipzig centre-back in Dayot Upamecano but Konate’s displays have attracted the attention of Chelsea boss Tuchel.

The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for the German side this season and has scored one goal. He is also described as an old school centre-back rather than a ball-playing one.

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