Chelsea to offer £54 million to sign Sebastian as Thiago Silva successor

As Frank Lampard is looking to make the best of his team and to beef it up to challenge Liverpool and others, they are in the news again.

Chelseaer are reportedly eyeing Sebastian Walukiewicz as the successor to Thiago Silva in the heart of their defence.

The Blues signed Silva on a free transfer in the summer, and the 35-year-old has impressed, forming an excellent partnership with Kurt Zouma.

However, a long-term solution to the defensive vulnerabilities of last season is required, and Italian publication Corriere dello Sport via the Mirror reports that Walukiewicz has been identified.

The Cagliari star recently signed a long-term contract and will reportedly cost £54 million. Still only 20 years old, however, he has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, and Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, manager Marcao revealed that he is keen on bringing Silva back to Brazil.

Silva came through the Fluminense academy and played for the first team before signing with AC Milan in 2009. Marcao, who even played alongside Silva, revealed that the Chelsea star said he would come to assist him.

“Right on time, he [Silva] saw the message and said: ‘I’m going there to assist you,” Marcao said in a press conference on Wednesday, as reported by Globo Esporte.

“I said: ‘Hey! Not as an assistant, come to play here, come to help us, you’ll be very welcome’. A great affection, we exchange messages every day.

“Somehow, we help out there. And in the same way, he helps here. God willing, soon he’ll be here with us too, being able to help on the pitch.”

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