Chelsea had previous linked with a move for Sergio Ramos before the signing of Thiago Silva as a free agent from PSG last summer.

Thomas Tuchel needs another ball playing defender at the back.

Sergio Ramos is currently available on a free transfer, Chelsea are reportedly linked with the Spaniard again.

One could wonder if Ramos can still play at the same top level,

However, former Chelsea star Eden Hazard has backed Ramos to carry on and hailed the quality of his departed captain.

Hazard said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Belgium’s tie with Finland.

“I wish him the best,”

“I would have liked to have kept playing with him. “We were together for two years.

“He is a leader.”

He added;

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“He still has many goals to score,” he said. “He is one of the best defenders in football’s history.

“I hope that he carries on enjoying it.”