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Thiago Silva appears set to become Chelsea‘s latest signing from Ligue 1, a competition from which they’ve had mixed success with imports over the years.

Brazil defender Silva has spent the last eight years at PSG but became a a free agent following their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich and is tipped to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

We’ve taken a look at the 19 players Chelsea have signed from Ligue 1 in the Premier League era to see how they have generally fared.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Bakayoko completed a £40million move to Chelsea in 2017 after helping Monaco win the Ligue 1 title and reach the Champions League semi-finals.

But the midfielder failed to justify his price tag and has spent the last two seasons out on loan at AC Milan and Monaco. A permanent exit is expected to follow this summer.

David Luiz

Chelsea sold Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain in 2014,
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