Thiago Silva has turned 38 just a few days back.
The Blues defender aims to play and follow Zlatan Ibramovich’s footsteps by playing past the age of 40.
Zlatan who will turn 41 next month helped AC Milan won the Serie A last season.
Silva has been a regular starter for both Chelsea and Brazil and is expected to represent at the World Cup in Qatar.
At the age of 38, he still is one of the best defenders in the world and has a couple of years left in him at the highest level.
His contract expires next summer and Chelsea is expected to tie him to a contract renewal soon.
“I talk often with Zlatan and recently more often because Chelsea will play against AC Milan in the Champions League,” Silva told the club website.
“My aim is to play until I’m 40 years old but I don’t know if it will be this level or this competition.
“It depends on this season and we’ll see what will happen in the World Cup. It also depends on a contract extension but yeah, my aim is to play until I’m 40.”
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