Chelsea are progressing with talks to extend the contract of Thiago Silva that will ensure he stays beyond this season, claims Fabrizio Romano. The Brazilian centre-back’s current deal expires in June 2023, but Graham Potter’s side wants him to continue his stay at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Progressing in Thiago Silva Contract Talks
Chelsea are progressing in talks with Thiago Silva to extend the contract for one more season, valid until June 2024. Discussions ongoing, waiting for green light. 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #CFC
Considered top player and leader into the dressing room, Chelsea hope to complete the agreement soon. pic.twitter.com/Y0DUqiBc8H
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 6, 2023
Chelsea Hope to Complete Agreement on Thiago Silva Contract Soon
The 38-year-old is among the oldest players in the Chelsea squad but has also been among the best performers this season. Romano adds that the Blues are aiming to convince him to sign another one-year extension after he reached a similar agreement last year as well.
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The discussions over the deal are ongoing between the club and Silva’s representatives, with the Blues now waiting for the green light to officially announce the extension. Romano further states that Chelsea are hopeful of completing the agreement soon, with the Brazilian centre-back considered a dressing room leader and a top player within the squad.
Silva arrived at Stamford Bridge as a free agent in 2020. He has featured heavily for the Premier League side since joining them, and despite his age, he remains one of the most important players for Chelsea.
Silva’s Chelsea Career Recapped
After arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2020, the 38-year-old had a dream debut campaign with the Blues. He helped them win the UEFA Champions League title in the 2020/21 campaign, one season after coming up short with PSG. The Brazilian defender has already made 105 appearances for Chelsea in under three years with them, scoring five goals and providing as many assists across all competitions.
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Despite Chelsea making major defensive reinforcements this season, signing Wesley Fofana from Leicester City and Benoit Badiashile from AS Monaco in January, Thiago Silva remains a first-choice under Graham Potter. The 38-year-old, who reportedly receives a £110,000-a-week salary at Stamford Bridge, has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season and helped them keep eight clean sheets in 24 appearances in a difficult season.