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Chelsea defender set to sign new contract?

Chelsea defender set to sign new contract?

Thiago Silva news

Silva set for new Chelsea deal?

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is prepared to put pen-to-paper on a new contract beyond June 2022.

The Brazil international joined the Blues on a free transfer last summer, and he has since been a key player for them.

Despite turning 37, the central defender remains a regular starter in the Premier League and European matches.

According to UOL, Silva prefers to stay put with the Blues for another season rather than seeking a return to Brazil.

With the World Cup next winter, Silva wants to play at the highest level to keep himself in contention to make the squad.

Talks are already underway with the player's representatives, and a new deal could be finalised before the turn of the year.

The club are also in negotiations with Andreas Christensen, and are optimistic of extending his deal in the near future.

Christensen's current contract expires next summer, but the club are hopeful of prolonging his stay for another five seasons.