Sergio Ramos recently leaves Madrid, and is now a free agent.

It never seemed like it was going to happen, but it has, and just like Thiago Silva last summer, we find a top tier central defender in his mid 30s on the market looking for an Indian summer somewhere.

The West London club signed Thiago Silva last season, and that worked great as the Brazilian contributed immensely to Chelsea’s defensive solidity. Chelsea may be looking to repeat the trick.

On El Chiringuito in Spain last night they reported that the defender had β€œreceived calls” from Chelsea.

They still make PSG and Man City favourites to land the defender, but Chelsea are clearly still maintaining an interest.

Perhaps doubling down on veteran elite CBs would be a mistake. Silva did brilliantly but still missed a good chunk of the season injured and was supported by a back three that played to his strengths.

Still, the idea of seeing the two in a team together is undeniably exciting.