Fabrizio Romano delivered an update Thiago Silva that should certainly stimulate Chelsea supporters.
Speaking on his own podcast, Romano revealed that the Blues are preparing to start a conversation with Silva over signing a new contract.
The Brazilian’s deal expires at the end of the season, much like fellow defenders Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Whilst there has been no positive movements in the camps of Christensen or Rudiger, a sense of optimism remains in regards to the situations of the experienced leaders.
In an ideal world, Chelsea would hang on to all four of their crucial players, such is their importance to Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Realistically, at least one will probably flee the nest. At the moment, it seems Rudiger is going to be spreading his wings.
This would be a huge loss for the Blues, who have depended on the German international so often during Tuchel’s tenure.
Yet, all is not doom and gloom.
“Chelsea are planning to open talks with Thiago Silva and his agent to extend the contract until 2023 because Thiago is under contract until June,” explained Romano.
“But, his relationship with Chelsea is great. He loves the club, he loves the manager, he loves the atmosphere, he loves the fans, so Thiago Silva is really in love with Chelsea.
“He wants to play the World Cup in 2022 as a top European player.
“This is why he is going to talk with Chelsea on a contract extension until 2023. It’s not done yet, but Chelsea are prepared to enter into this discussion.”
Romano’s latest nugget of transfer information warrants a mighty cheer from the Chelsea fanbase.
Silva has cemented hero-like status amongst the Stamford Bridge faithful, thanks to his commitment to the club.
Not only that, the centre-back’s performances continue to defy his age.
Remarkably, at 37, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Last night’s Champions League win over Juventus was a perfect example of that.
Alvaro Morata threatened to dent Chelsea’s lead with a delicate lob over Edouard Mendy, had it not been for a wonderful last-ditch interception from the veteran warrior.
Silva might be a little sore in the morning after that stretch, but it was entirely worth it for the end result.
Sign on that dotted line please, Thiago!