Chelsea are set to kick-off a run of recent signings on Thursday by confirming the arrival of Thiago Silva on a free switch.
Silva, the Brazil centre-back, will pen a one-year cope with the Blues, with the choice of an additional yr that may be triggered by both get together.
He is because of bear a medical on Thursday and the signing will probably be introduced shortly after so long as no well being points are found.
The 35-year-old defender, who left PSG following their Champions League ultimate defeat by Bayern Munich final Sunday, is anticipated to be the primary of FOUR signings accomplished by Chelsea this week, with Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr all to observe Silva to Stamford Bridge.
Sarr will, like Silva, arrive on a free switch from France having departed Good on the finish of final season, whereas Havertz is about to affix in a £90m deal from Bayer Leverkusen and left-back Chilwell is transferring from Leicester for round £50m.
It seems to be prefer it’s going to be a busy week in west London, and there could also be additional drama as soon as Silva’s arrival is introduced.
It’s because Frank Lampard has reportedly already spoken to the Brazil veteran about changing into Chelsea’s new captain.
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He was PSG captain for a lot of his keep in France, and skippered Milan earlier than transferring to Paris, and he’s additionally worn the armband for Brazil many instances over the previous decade.
Globo Esporte say Lampard has mentioned changing into Blues skipper with Silva, though it stays to be seen the place this leaves incumbent Cesar Azpilicueta
There have been options that Azpilicueta, 30, could possibly be phased out for 20-year-old Reece James subsequent season.