Chelsea interested in Nottingham Forest defender

Chelsea are interested in Nottingham Forest’s Brazilian defender Murillo.

The centre-back, who turns 22 next week, impressed for Forest in the Premier League last season.

He moved to the City Ground from Corinthians last summer, having been tracked by a number of other clubs.

Chelsea are keen to strengthen their options in central defence following the departure of veteran defender Thiago Silva.

The Blues recently signed Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer after he rejected a new contract at Fulham.

Murillo has been identified as another possible signing and Forest have been approached about a potential deal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu.