Chelsea transfer news: Blues ‘send scouts’ to watch Marseille star labelled the ‘new Thiago Silva’

12 Feb

Chelsea have sent scouts to watch Marseille star Boubacar Kamara, according to reports.

Kamara, the 19-year-old defender, has been earning rave reviews in Ligue 1 in his first full season with the senior team.

Boubacar Kamara has been impressive for Marseille this season

The young Frenchman, dubbed the new Thiago Silva, has caught the eye of both Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks.

The Blues have reportedly stepped up their interest in the defender.

Mercato365 report a Chelsea scout was present at Marseille’s game at Dijon on Friday night, with the visitors winning 2-1.

Boubacar Kamara playing for Marseille against Nantes

Kamara completed the full 90 minuted against Dijon, impressing throughout but picking up a late, late yellow card in second-half injury time.

Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, will be in the market for a new central defender in the summer as Gary Cahill and David Luiz are both out of contract at the end of the season.

Kamara has represented France from under-17s through to under-20 level and will no doubt be considered for the senior set-up if his good performances continue.

Marseille technical assistant Claude Fichaux has compared him to Thiago Silva because of his elegance and ability to read the game.

The teenager has another 18 months left on his current deal with the French club and they are understood to be desperate for him to sign a new deal.