Chelsea open up about signing Thiago Silva on free transfer | Soccer


Chelsea are considering signing Thiago Silva on a free transfer, with the Brazilian defender having to make a decision on his future after Paris Saint-Germain face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Sunday.Frank Lampard is looking for defensive reinforcements and has been offered the opportunity to sign Silva, whose contract at PSG will expire. Representatives for the former Milan center-back have had discussions over a deal with Chelsea, who are questioning whether the 35-year-old’s vast experience would improve a shaking back four.

Silva, captain of Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, has an interest elsewhere. Fiorentina have offered him a two-year contract and a concern for Chelsea will be whether Silva, who turns 36 next month, would be able to handle the pace and intensity of the Premier League at his age.

Still, the proposal is of interest to Chelsea, who conceded 54 league goals after finishing fourth last season. Silva, who joined PSG from Milan in 2012, is one of the best center-backs of his generation and has played a key role in helping the French club reach their first-ever Champions League final.


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