Confirmed: Chelsea finally identify long-term replacement for Thiago Silva

Frank Lampard has reportedly targeted RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano as the long-term successor to Thiago Silva.

Upamecano, 22, joined RB Leipzig in 2017 after making a £9m switch from RB Salzburg, as per Transfermarkt.

Since joining the Bundesliga side, the highly-rated French centre-back has gone on to feature in over 130 matches, in all competitions.

After playing an integral role in his side reaching last season’s Champions League semi-finals, Upamecano has seen his stock dramatically rise.

The 22-year-old defender, who showcases a superb set of traits which could see him flourish in the notoriously physical Premier League has been linked with a host of top-flight clubs.