Thiago Silva trending towards a Chelsea extension according to reports in Brazil

Chelsea are in a bit of a sticky situation at centre back, as it stands.

The Blues have an exceptional crop of players, but many of them are out of contract this summer.

That includes Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva, as well as the versatile club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who often covers in the middle.

The Rudiger situation is dominating the headlines at the moment, but the other situations are developing too.

SportWitness have today translated positive reports from Brazil on Silva’s situation. The former PSG man has been linked with a return to his home country, but according to O Dia, he may consider waiting another year at Chelsea before making the return.

That’s because he wants to maximise his chances of playing in the World Cup in a year’s time, and being based in Europe will boost his chances hugely.

Let’s hope these reports are right, and we can start getting some of these defenders locked in for another year at least.