Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is set to sign a new deal at the club beyond his 39th birthday

Thiago Silva ‘is set to sign a new one-year deal at Chelsea’ taking the Brazilian beyond his 39th birthday – with Graham Potter ‘determined not to lose his leadership and experience’

  • Thiago Silva has been a positive in a wholly-negative season at Chelsea so far
  • The 38-year-old’s experience is pivotal in a Blues squad that is getting younger 

Thiago Silva’s spell at Chelsea is set to be extended with the veteran centre back close to signing a new contract.

As detailed by Sportsmail on Monday, the Blues are going to offer the 38-year-old a new deal beyond this season.

And according to the Mirror, the Brazilian will sign the fresh terms which will keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond his 39th birthday.

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is set to sign a new deal at the club beyond his 39th birthday

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is set to sign a new deal at the club beyond his 39th birthday

Silva is said to have impressed new Blues boss Graham Potter - who is now keen to not lose him

Silva is said to have impressed new Blues boss Graham Potter – who is now keen to not lose him

Silva remains at the heart of Chelsea’s defence and has been one the constant in a campaign of disarray.

Blues boss Graham Potter is acutely aware of Silva’s importance and is ‘determined not to lose his leadership and experience’ in what is becoming an ever-more increasingly young dressing room in west London.

In Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool, Silva was the central centre-back of back three with Trevoh Chalobah, 23, to his right and new £35million signing Benoit Badiashile, 21, to his left.

The Brazilian is said to be enjoying London since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020

The Brazilian is said to be enjoying London since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020

Silva is said to be enjoying life in London since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020 and is reportedly keen to continue playing until he turns 40.

Todd Boehly has already spent £450m on transfers since taking over the club last year, including well over £150m this month.

He is showing no signs of slowing down his spending as he looks to help Chelsea recover from a tough situation and climb from 10th in the Premier League table, but will hope his investments, such as Badiashile and Fofana, will reap reward soon.

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