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Thiago Silva set to pen fresh terms with Chelsea

Thiago Silva is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea, according to reports.

Thiago Silva joined Chelsea in August of 2022 from Ligue 1 powerhouse, PSG.

The veteran defender has since been a rock at the back for the Blues during a time of upheaval.

The Brazilian played a key role in Chelsea’s 2021 Champions League triumph and has again been solid this term despite the Blues’ poor form overall.

However, with Silva 38 years of age and out of contract in the summer, many expected him to leave Stamford Bridge and maybe even retire this year.

Early in 2022/23, Silva had this to say on his contract situation: “What I can tell you is, for me it is important to continue playing at the highest level and help the team achieve the highest possible results.

“The time will come to talk and it could be time before or after the World Cup. I need to decide my contract for my family arrangements and it is not easy. We will see what will happen.”

The Mirror add that the 38-year-old Brazilian’s current contract expires at the end of the season but he is highly regarded by the club with boss Graham Potter determined not to lose his leadership and experience.

And whilst £100m was spent on defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last summer, Silva remains a mainstay.

A new deal will take him beyond his 39th birthday. No active current player in the Premier League is older.

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