Chelsea board has reportedly identified a dependable defender to sign for the club in a place of another defender as a long term plan.
Chelsea have progressed to the semi final stage of Emirates FA Cup after their 2:0 victory over Sheffield United yesterday, however, they will be taking on Manchester City in the semi-final stage of the competition.
Chelsea have been keen on strengthen their defense line in recent times, as they have been linked with some quality defenders in recent times.
However, the Blues have rekindled their interest in signing their long-time target in summer, a report says.
The Chelsea’s long time target plays majorly as a centre-back defender at Diego Simeone’s team, and he has a valuation worth €60million currently.
Therefore, Thomas Tuchel’s side needs to trigger his €60million release clause to secure him in summer.
If Chelsea could secure the 26-year old Uruguayan defender in summer, he would be a potential replacement for Thiago Silva who is in the twilight years of his football career.