Chelsea in contract talks with PSG player

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Despite reports in Italy claiming PSG captain Thiago Silva has agreed a £70,000 a week contract to join Italian club Fiorentina, new reports are claiming the Brazilian hasn’t made a decision on his future.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea are in talks to sign the Brazilian centre-back as a free agent, with his PSG contract to expire after their Champions League final clash against Bayern Munich.

The report claims Silva has been in advanced talks with Chelsea about a free transfer to Stamford Bridge for several days.

However, the deal is not regarded as close yet as there are several issues to iron out – chief among them contract length.

Silva turns 36 in September, and Chelsea see the Brazilian as a short-term fix for the defence that conceded 54 goals in the Premier League last season.

Silva has harboured an ambition to play in the Premier League for many years and still backs himself to perform at a high level despite being in the twilight of his career.

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