Chelsea searching for centre backs as Brazilian defender linked

Chelsea have been linked with a number of centre backs during this transfer window so far, making it seem like this is a position that Frank Lampard would like to strengthen.

Nathan Ake from Bournemouth is the obvious and most talked about link. However, there are more names starting to enter the fold.

Yesterday, it was reported by The Sunday Times that Chelsea were interested in signing Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, whom his club would consider an offer of around £50 million.

As well as Dunk, they have also been offered the chance to sign Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhaes, according to Brazilian journalist Marcus Alves.

Alves claims that the talks are being led by Brazilian agent Giuliano Bertolucci, who has already helped the likes of David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Pato, Nathan and Lucas Piazon all join Chelsea.

Gabriel Magalhaes, or as he’s simply known as ‘Gabriel’, is a 22-year old tall and dominant centre back who has represented Brazil at under-20 level and has had previous links to Chelsea.