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.

Stade Rennais v Chelsea FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League
RENNES, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 24: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea with Thiago Silva of Chelsea at full-time during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Stade Rennais and Chelsea FC at Roazhon Park on November 24, 2020 in Rennes, France. Sporting stadiums around France remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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.

FC Porto v Chelsea FC  - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 3: Leg One
SEVILLE, SPAIN – APRIL 07: Thiago Silva of Chelsea FC warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between FC Porto and Chelsea FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 07, 2021 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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.

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