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Thiago Silva and Chelsea ‘in talks’ to extend defender’s contract after strong start

Chelsea star Thiago Silva is said to ready to extend his deal in west London.

The veteran defender, 36, joined the Blues on a free this summer, penning a one-year contract following his PSG exit.

However, Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb report Silva is already in talks to sign a one-year extension after hitting the ground running at Stamford Bridge.

Silva has told the club of his desire to stay and discussions could accelerate in the coming days.

The defender is already a good leader in Frank Lampard’s dressing room and has helped shore up Chelsea’s backline, with the club keen to keep hold for another year.

Thiago Silva is delighted to be working under Frank Lampard
(Image: Getty Images)

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The Brazilian has settled into London life well, scoring his first goal for the club in the 4-1 win over Sheffield United before the international break.

And it looks as though Silva’s wife Belle is settling into life in the capital too.

The Chelsea star’s other half shared photos on her Instagram story to 400,000 followers of a Christmas wonderland at their stunning mansion earlier this month.

Belle brought in a company to decorate the family’s massive house, with the staircase decorated with baubles and ribbon, leading to the huge Christmas tree in the living room.

The defender’s wife brought in a company to decorate the whole property
(Image: INSTAGRAM – BELLE SILVA)

And Silva’s team-mates certainly seem keen on him.

Mason Mount was this week quizzed on the 36-year-old and was full of praise.

Asked whether he is learning from new signings such as Thiago, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, the 21-year-old told a press conference: “Yeah, we all learn stuff off each other.

Chelsea signed Thiago Silva in the summer after he left PSG
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“I think when you have players like them two [Havertz and Werner] coming in, and Thiago Silva, that’s been through a lot…

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