Thiago Silva opens up on extending his stay at Chelsea

Thiago Silva was rewarded with a one-year contract extension back in January.

Veteran defender Thiago Silva has opened up about extending his stay at Chelsea. The 38-year-old is in his final year of the contract.

Since moving to the London club on the Bosman rule in 2020, Silva has hardly put a foot wrong at the heart of the defence.

The defender made 46 appearances for the Blues across all competitions last season and Chelsea finished third in the table. They were also the runner-ups in the FA Cup and League Cup.

The Brazilian was rewarded with a one-year contract extension back in January.

The former PSG man is keen to hold talks regarding his future after a sensational start to the new season.

“It is probably not the right time to talk about new contracts, Silva said via the Athletic.

“What I can tell you is that the most important thing for me now is to continue playing at a high level and helping the team achieve the best possible results.

“For sure there will be the time where we need to talk. It could be before the World Cup or after the World Cup.

“Of course I need to know whether I will have a new contract with Chelsea, also for my family arrangements. It is not easy if I don’t have a new contract – I will have to decide what to do.

“I must involve my family. This is an important decision and so we will see what will happen.”

Thiago Silva has started three of Chelsea’s four games under  Graham Potter.

Speaking on Silva’s future, Potter said: “I think the decision is Thiago’s, I’ve only been here three, four weeks but already I’ve seen his quality.

“He’s an incredible person and incredible player. The level he can play at and the amount of respect he has throughout the game is incredible.

“All I can do is help him reach the best levels he can at the club. And the rest is something for him and the club to think about.”

Chelsea will now take on AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday and Silva is set to return to the San Siro.

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