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Kylian Mbappe sends Instagram message to Thiago Silva as Chelsea close in on free transfer

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has bid farewell to Thiago Silva on social media as the centre-back closes in on a free transfer to Chelsea.

Silva confirmed after PSG’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich that he had played his last game for the club, and that he would move on this summer after the expiry of his contract at the Parc des Princes.

It is understood that Chelsea are working through the formalities of a deal to sign the Brazilian on a free transfer, with reports suggesting the 35-year-old will undergo a medical this week before putting pen to paper on a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard has been seeking defensive reinforcements for his squad after their high profile defeats in recent months, including the FA Cup final and their Champions League last-16 exit.

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And Mbappe, who was captained by Silva at the Ligue 1 side, confirmed that the defender was set for a new challenge.

The forward posted a message to Silva on his Instagram story, which translates from French to: “Well, it is the end. I am very sad to wish you goodbye and that your adventures end but also very proud to have been able to play with you.

“Thiago, my captain (or just captain but it sounds better as my captain), you are a legend, you made your mark on the history of the club.

“One of the best I have seen and have played with.”

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