'Absolute scenes': Some Chelsea fans buzzing with latest update from Fabrizio Romano

Chelsea supporters on social media were singing from the rooftops following Fabrizio Romano’s most recent piece of transfer gold.

Romano explained on his Twitter that Thiago Silva is willing to speak with the Blues over extending his contract to 2023.

The 37-year-old’s current deal expires next summer, but clearly both player and club want the happy marriage to continue for a little while longer.

Only yesterday, Romano revealed that Chelsea were planning to instigate a conversation with the centre-back over fresh terms for his future.

Now it seems Silva is willing to cooperate with such negotiations.

A scenario that left the Stamford Bridge faithful singing, far and wide.

Here’s how they reacted to Romano’s latest update:

Silva show

Tying Silva down for another season will be a big plus for the Blues.

Like a fine wine, the Brazilian seems to be improving with age, even if the legs might be tiring a little.

But there is nothing slow about his mind, which is as sharp as ever.

He is a true leader in the squad, a veteran campaigner who brings calm in the chaos that sometimes surrounds him.

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One in, three out?

Plus, the fact Chelsea could lose one – or all – of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen or Cesar Azpilicueta next summer makes Silva’s signing even more significant.

Romano said that the Blues were ‘confident’ about keeping hold of Azpilicueta, yet the situation regarding Rudiger and Christensen is far from certain.

Time is running out to secure each of the potentially departing players.

If the circumstance is not resolved by the New Year, Thomas Tuchel could be bidding goodbye to at least one of his key defenders.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.