Chelsea establish contact to sign Murillo

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing 21-year-old Nottingham Forest defender Murillo in the summer transfer window.

According to UOL Esporte, Chelsea are hoping to sign Murillo, with Nottingham Forest demanding around €60 million to part ways with the Brazilian defender. The Blues have already made preliminary contact with Nottingham Forest, and it will be interesting to see if they follow it up with an official proposal.

Murillo has been a key player for Nottingham Forest this past season, and his performances have attracted the attention of the top clubs. He has been linked with clubs like Liverpool as well. The Brazilian will certainly be attracted to the idea of joining a big club like Chelsea, and it remains to be seen whether the Blues can finalise the move.

Chelsea need to improve their defensive options this summer. The West Londoners looked vulnerable at the back last season, and they will have to replace Thiago Silva as well. The Brazilian defender left Chelsea upon the expiry of his contract, and the Blues will have to fill his void adequately.

Murillo to replace Thiago Silva at Chelsea?

Thiago Silva was one of the best players at the club, and replacing him will not be easy. Murillo is undoubtedly a top-class talent, and he has a bright future. He could develop into a key player for the Blues. Even though he is likely to cost a premium at €60 million right now, the defender has the quality to justify the investment in the coming seasons.

Chelsea had a mediocre season by their standards, and they will look to bounce back strongly next term. They will hope to secure Champions League qualification and push for domestic trophies. The West Londoners need quality players to compete with the best teams in the country, and signing elite young talents like Murillo could prove to be a wise decision.

Chelsea certainly have the financial resources to get the deal done, and it remains to be seen whether they are ready to break the bank for Murillo this summer. The player will certainly hope that the two clubs can come to an agreement before the window closes.

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