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Chelsea in advanced talks to sign Thiago Silva

The Blues eye the experienced centre-back as a solution to their shielding issues.Acording to The Athletic, Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva has been in advanced talks with Chelsea about a free transfer.The 35-year-old's contract expires after the Champions League final this Sunday and he is interested in a pass to the Premier League.While talks are ongoing, the deal is not shut to completion as there are a wide variety of problems that want to be sorted out - his contract length being the biggest speakme point.Silva turns 36 in September, and Chelsea have in the past decade followed the coverage of only providing one-year deals to players over the age of 30.

The file provides that he is considered as a short-term answer to Chelsea's defensive issues, however he is nevertheless capable of inserting in notable performances in the twilight of his career.

WestHam star Declan Rice and Brighton captain Lewis Dunk are the different two centre-backs that the Blues are looking at.

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