Chelsea closing in on the transfer of Thiago Silva from PSG

Chelsea target Thiago Silva signed £70,000-a-week Fiorentina deal

Chelsea are closing in on the transfer of Thiago Silva from PSG.

The Brazilian is expected to leave the club after the Champions League final and he’s likely to join the Blues on a free transfer.

Frank Lampard needed to shore up his defensive options this summer and an experienced player like Silva could prove to be a superb addition.

Apart from defensive qualities, Silva will add leadership qualities and winning experience to the dressing room.

It will be interesting to see if the Blues can get the deal over the line in the coming weeks.

Earlier there were reports that the player is heading to Fiorentina in Italy but it is understood that the Brazilian is giving more importance to Chelsea’s interest now. 

Meanwhile, Arsenal have agreed on a deal with Lille to sign the Brazilian defender Gabriel.

According to reports, the Gunners will pay £27m for the 22-year-old centre back and the player has already completed his medical with the club.

Arsenal needed to strengthen their back four before the new season starts and the fans will be delighted with the signing of Gabriel.

The Brazilian is highly rated across Europe and he was a target for Napoli as well.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal announced the deal in the coming days.