Report: Newcastle now eyeing Chelsea’s potential Thiago Silva replacement, he could cost £70m

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Chelsea face competition from Newcastle United for Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande. According to The Sun, Ousmane Diomande is on Newcastle’s radar and can be signed for £70m because of a release clause in his contract. The above comes after TEAMtalk reported last month that Chelsea have identified the 19-year-old as a potential successor to Thiago Silva. The Brazilian’s contract is up at the end of the season, though he could end up signing a new one because of his son Isago, whose deal with Chelsea’s academy does not expire until 2025. Silva has been a key player for Mauricio Pochet…

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