Thiago Silva said he would love to carry on his journey with Chelsea if it will boost his bid to play for Brazil at the next World Cup, speaking to Sky Italia.
Silva has been a strong addition to the Blue squad since he joined on a free-transfer from Paris Saint Germain last August.
His experience at the highest European level was one of the key reasons Frank Lampard signed him in the first place.
The 36-year-old was even assigned captain for several of Chelsea’s games before Thomas Tuchel took over, with Cesar Azpilicueta swiftly reclaiming the armband.
An injury against Tottenham Hotspur in February kept Silva out for well over a month and is only just now reclaiming his place in the team.
But despite his age and possible physical concerns, the Blues are keen on keeping the Brazilian for another season at least.
This feeling was reciprocated by Silva, who explained his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge following Chelsea’s recent Champions League game with Porto.
He said: “I hope to continue like this. I want to continue to play at this level and get to the World Cup 2022.
“Thomas Tuchel is doing an amazing work here at Chelsea.”
Chelsea still remains in the hunt for a new centre-back, but having Silva still on board would not be a bad backup option at all.