Thiago Silva is ready to delay his keep at Chelsea by signing a brand new one-year deal. The Brazilian defender is out of contract on the finish of the season, however Chelsea have provided the 38-year-old an extension after deciding they don’t need to lose his expertise and management.
Silva has proved an excellent signing since transferring to Stamford Bridge in September 2020. The previous Milan and Paris Saint-Germain participant rapidly tailored to the tempo of the Premier League.
Chelsea have been refurbishing their defence since their takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital. They reacted to shedding Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger by signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana final summer time and purchased the 21-year-old France centre-back Benoît Badiashile from Monaco this month.
Nonetheless, Silva stays first selection in central defence. He’s positionally wonderful, nonetheless sturdy within the air and reads the sport brilliantly. Graham Potter has repeatedly praised Silva since turning into Chelsea’s head coach. Silva produced one other positive efficiency through the goalless draw with Liverpool final Saturday. He was partnered by Badiashile, who has stored clear sheets in his two appearances.
Chelsea are anticipated to be busy earlier than the switch window shuts. They’ve revived their curiosity within the Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernández however stay reluctant to satisfy the £106m launch clause. They might enhance their £55m provide for the Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo and have had a gap bid rejected for the 19-year-old Lyon right-back Malo Gusto. Chelsea need cowl at right-back for Reece James, who’s near a return from a knee harm and consider Gusto represents good worth.
One other potential goal is the Everton winger Anthony Gordon. Chelsea have been curious about Gordon final summer time and will transfer for him once more. Nonetheless, Newcastle are seen as a likelier vacation spot for the England Below-21 worldwide if he leaves Everton.