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It’s been a week of back to back deals for Chelsea, as the Blues have followed up the confirmation of deals for Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr, by also confirming the signing of Thiago Silva, on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 35-year-old has signed a one-year deal, with the club having an option of a further 12 months.
Silva has now become Chelsea’s fifth arrival of the summer transfer window, following the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.
Silva completed his medical on Thursday in Milan and is expected to slot straight into the heart of Chelsea’s defence. The Blues defence was porous last season, and Silva is expected to bring his quality to the club next season after a series of stunning performances for both PSG and Brazil over the years.
The 35-year-old PSG legend played his last game for PSG in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich, and has since sent his farewell message.
Confirming his PSG exit, Silva posted a farewell message on his Instagram account: “Today a cycle ends, after eight years with the @psg team.
“I would like to thank my team-mates, the whole technical team and management, the fans, my family, God and friends, for all these happy moments we experienced in the City of Light.
“Here, with my wife @bellesilva, we have experienced unforgettable moments, our children have grown, we have become French citizens, and we will forever carry these years and France in our hearts.
“Thank you so much.”