Chelsea are moving closer to agreeing a deal with Thiago Silva, according to a report in The Athletic today.
The Times had the story originally yesterday, claiming that the Blue were ready to offer the veteran another one year extension.
But Simon Johnson has clearly followed up and got the word that Silva is ready to accept the new offer.
“There is confidence a deal will be agreed soon,” Johnson writes.
It’s an easy decision for Silva and for us. He’s our best defender – and maybe our best player this season. Meanwhile he gets to live in London and build a reputation as a cult hero at a third club.
Thus far it’s been a dream having Silva at the club. He’s deep into his third season, and showing no signs of slowing down. He will be 39 by the time this newly offered deal expires – would anyone back against him getting another year on the end of that?