Chelsea to rival Juventus for £19m Thiago Silva replacement with January transfer - world News Update

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Chelsea are preparing for nan January transportation window up of a captious period for Mauricio Pochettino. The Blues spent complete £400million successful nan summertime to bring nan likes of Moises Caicedo, Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkunku to nan club.

More players could beryllium signed successful nan wintertime pinch a number of positions expected to beryllium monitored. A caller centre-forward and defender has been tipped truthful acold and according to reports successful Italy, Torino's Alessandro Buongiorno is connected their radar.

Calciomercato person reported that nan Blues and Juventus person made enquiries astir signing nan centre-back. It's understood that he will costs astir £30million.

Buongiorno, 24, has been a regular successful nan Torino broadside since returning from his indebtedness spell astatine Trapani successful 2020. A left-footed centre-back, Buongiorno's existent statement successful Italy is owed to expire successful 2028.

With that being said, football.london takes a look astatine Chelsea's protect options and nan January transportation window.

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Does Pochettino want different defender?

Currently speaking, Chelsea person a agelong database of options astatine centre-back: Levi Colwill, Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr. Under-21s prima Alfie Gilchrist has besides made it onto nan chair this play too.

However, pinch Silva's statement expiring astatine nan extremity of nan play and Chalobah almost expected to time off nan nine successful nan summer, a caller look could beryllium thrown into nan operation this winter.

Colwill has often been utilized astatine left-back this play while Sarr has been near retired by Pochettino. And Badiashile has attracted liking from France, though it's not expected that he'll beryllium allowed to leave.

How overmuch will Buongiorno cost?

According to CIES Football Observatory, nan defender is weighted astatine only €20million (£17.3m). Transfermarkt person him somewhat much costly astatine €22million (£19m).

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