PSG have Antonio Rudiger transfer plan to replace Chelsea new boy Thiago Silva

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PSG have come up with a transfer plan to replace Thiago Silva with current Chelsea team-mate Antonio Rudiger.

The Brazilian, who captained the French side in the Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich, moved to the Blues on a free transfer.

It means that Frank Lampard is spoilt for choice in centre-back partnerships with four to choose from.

But French outlet RMC Sport have reported that PSG will attempt to take one of the London side’s defenders out of the equation.

Rudiger was the subject of an attempt by Thomas Tuchel’s side to sign his fellow German on “a loan with a view to buy”.

The 27-year-old is yet to feature for Lampard’s side in the current campaign after three games, despite making appearances after lockdown last year.

While Chelsea want to hold out for a “definitive transfer”, talks are still ongoing.

Silva is bringing title-winning experience to the Premier League side, with 18 major honours to boast at the Parc des Princes.

But his decision to make the Stamford Bridge move was nearly swayed when the French side came back with a contract offer – hours after saying he would move to London.

He told talkSPORT: “To tell the truth, this started during the lockdown period.

“Leonardo called me and asked if I could extend my contract for two months, to be able to cover the Champions League.

“I said, ‘OK, no problem’, because I wanted to remain with the group right until the end. I look to finish the things I start.

“I spent the two months thinking that after the Champions League, I wouldn’t be there any longer.

“I spoke to my agents about this and we looked into other options for my future.”

Silva made his first appearance for the Blues in their thumping Carabao Cup win over Barnsley on Wednesday night.

But the Brazilian admitted his wife can get “fed up” with his approach to football.

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