March 25, 2023

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Chelsea are progressing in talks to extend Thiago Silva’s contract at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian has continued to defy the ageing process in recent months, remaining arguably the club’s best player in that time.

He has been responsible for any of the Blues’ best partnerships at the back, moving seamlessly into the back four some had feared he would struggle in.

This has recently been shown with the introduction of Benoit Badiashile to the first team.

The Frenchman joined the club with little fanfare in comparison to a number of the other signings made last month, however he has arguably been the most impressive so far.

The Blues are yet to concede in the three games he has played in, with them all being alongside Silva.

Chelsea close to Silva extension
Reports had claimed in recent weeks that both parties were interested in extending his tenure at Stamford Bridge.Now, Romano has claimed that the Blues are confident of an agreement being reached soon.

He said: “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.

“Considered top player and leader into the dressing room, Chelsea hope to complete the agreement soon.”

It is very obvious that the club will be hopeful that they can get all the leadership qualities possible from Silva to their young defenders.

As well as Badiashile, Wesley Fofana and Levi Colwill will look to learn from the Champions League winner, as they get started on what many hope to be long and prosperous Chelsea careers.

If they have anywhere near the impact Silva has even in the short time he has been in England, they will go on to be sensational centre-backs.

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