Chelsea ‘set to sign previous Nice defender Malang Sarr on a four-year deal’ after Thiago Silva breakthrough

Chelsea are ready to sign defender Malang Sarr on a four-year deal, as indicated by reports in France.

Telefoot guarantee the 21-year-old centre-back, who is a France youth international, will experience a medical in London this week.

Sarr showed up for Nice during the 2019-20 season, yet became a free operator in June in the wake of turning down another agreement with the Ligue 1 club.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is resolved to improve his defensive options this mid year after the club yielded 79 goals in all competitions last season, and Sarr cound be one of various newcomers to show up at Stamford Bridge.

Thiago Silva is relied upon to join Chelsea on a one-year deal in an unexpected move from Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva’s agreement terminated after Sunday night’s gut-wrenching defeat by Bayern Munich, which means the Brazilian is accessible on a free transfer.

The veteran will turn 36 one month from now, however Lampard believes a player of Silva’s experience will essentially improve the backline.

Silva prevailed upon seven Ligue 1 titles eight seasons at PSG, and he say goodbye to the club’s farewell after the misfortune in Lisbon.

‘It was my last game in Paris. I am sad. I apologise to the fans,’ Silva said following the 1-0 defeat against Bayern.

‘I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris and this club that I love in another role.

‘I want to play three to four years still and be part of Brazil team in the Qatar World Cup.’

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