Thiago Silva has agreed a one-year contract with Chelsea, based on reviews.
The 35-year-old defender is about to affix the Blues on a free switch having left Paris Saint-Germain following their 1-Zero Champions League closing defeat on Sunday.
The Athletic say Silva is about to have a medical this week and each he and Chelsea have the choice of extending his deal by an additional yr.
Fiorentina had been taken with signing the Brazilian, however he seems to have chosen the Blues.
He can have his work reduce out making an attempt to enhance Frank Lampard’s defence as no different top-10 staff conceded extra targets than Chelsea (54) final season.
Silva, who turns 36 subsequent month, confirmed after the 2020 Champions League closing that he had performed his closing sport for PSG.
He informed RMC Sport: “I apologise to the supporters. I need to thank all of the followers for his or her love.
“I’ll come again to PSG… I need to play for 3 or 4 extra years and be on the World Cup in Qatar.”
Silva has gained eight home titles in France and Italy throughout a trophy-laden profession.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Silva’s impending arrival is more likely to see Fikayo Tomori head out on mortgage.
A number of Ligue 1 golf equipment are believed to be chasing the Blues academy graduate, who made 22 appearances final season.
Silva seems set to be joined by fellow new recruits at Chelsea with Lampard near securing the £50million signing of Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell and £90m seize of Kai Havertz, talkSPORT understands.
Chilwell has been a long-term switch goal for Chelsea, whereas Bayer Leverkusen have accepted a mega bid for Havertz, who will pen a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.