Chelsea fans told incoming signing Thiago Silva is a quick fix for boss Lampard

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Thiago Silva may only be a quick fix for Chelsea, as the Blues close in on a deal for the veteran centre-half says Craig Burley.

It was only a few days ago that news broke in the media that wewere interested in trying to sign the Brazilian defender this summer after it was revealed that he had played his last game for PSG.

A two-year deal is said to be on the table at Stamford Bridge with Silva all set to arrive for his medical this week, and Burley believes Silva will prove to be a shrewd short-term solution to the defensive struggles that Frank Lampard’s side have endured.

The former Blues midfielder told ESPN FC: “The guy can defend.

“He’s just been part of a team that’s got to the Champions League final and lost to the best team on the planet at the moment in Bayern Munich.

“We’ve talked about the centre-half position, all the other guys are out there chasing the top players as well so you’ve got to get in there quick, make a decision, make an offer, sort that position out and worry about it in 12-18 months’ time about filling it again.

“You can’t sit on your backside and watch him go somewhere else and then start looking about for other centre-halves of that quality and experience, because there aren’t many out there.

“It makes sense for me. It’s not ideal signing a [soon to be] 36-year-old, but it’s a fit 36-year-old who’s got good character, good experience and can still play.”

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