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Chelsea join Real Madrid in the race to sign French defender

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Chelsea are keen on signing the LOSC Lille defender Leny Yoro at the end of the season.

According to a report from Fichajes, the Blues have identified the 18-year-old central defender as the ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Silva, who will leave the club at the end of the season. The Brazilian will be a free agent in the summer.

He has been a key player for Chelsea since joining the club and the Blues will have to replace him adequately. The 18-year-old Frenchman could prove to be a long-term acquisition for them. Yoro is highly rated across Europe and a number of top clubs are keeping tabs on his progress. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea can beat the likes of Real Madrid and secure his signature.

Chelsea have had a disappointing season so far and they are unlikely to secure European qualification for the next season. The 18-year-old might want to join a bigger club capable of winning major trophies. Chelsea are going through a rebuild right now and they might not be able to compete at the highest level right away.

On the other hand, Real Madrid have a formidable squad and they are expected to win the league title this season. They will be a far more attractive destination for the young defender.

Leny Yoro celebrates a goal for Lille

Leny Yoro would be a superb future investment

It will be interesting to see where the 18-year-old ends up. He needs to join a club where he will get ample gametime. He cannot afford to sit on the bench at a big club.

Despite their struggles this season, Chelsea remain one of the biggest clubs in the world and they have the resources to put together a formidable side. They will be hoping to bounce back strongly and compete for major trophies consistently. They will need to plug the gaps in their squad and sign quality players during the summer transfer window. Signing a central defender should be one of the priorities and the 18 year-old would be the ideal investment for them.

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