Chelsea are looking to extend Thiago Silva’s contract for another season, according to reports.
Silva has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea team already this term and has scored one goal in nine Premier League games for the south west London side to help them top the table.
He played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as he helped Chelsea to keep another clean sheet in their 3-0 victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea’s fine defensive record has been one of the main pillars of their Premier League title challenge this season, with Thomas Tuchel’s men having only conceded four goals in the top flight thus far.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the Blues are already thinking about offering the Brazilian defender a new deal for another year following his excellent start to the new campaign.
Posting on his Twitter account over the weekend, Romano wrote: “Thiago Silva’s contract extension will be discussed soon with Chelsea board. Tuchel and club super happy with Thiago and he wants to stay in Europe for one more season. Thiago’s performing at top level for Chelsea, again and again. He’s amazing. And yes, he’s 37.”
Thiago Silva has made one assist in four Champions League games so far this season and he will be hoping to feature when the Blues host Juventus in their group-stage clash on Tuesday night.