Thiago Silva’s Chelsea future is in doubt as multiple unnamed clubs from Saudi Arabia have made contact with the Blues to enquire about signing the 38-year-old defender.
The Brazilian centre back has been a stalwart for Chelsea since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, and signed a 12-month contract extension in February. However, the veteran’s time at Stamford Bridge could be nearing an end as clubs from Saudi Arabia have recently made their interest known to Chelsea.
Sources close to the club have revealed that while Chelsea want Silva to stay beyond this season, they are unlikely to stand in his way should he choose to move on. The Blues may opt to cash in on their captain if the right offer comes along, as they seek to add younger defensive reinforcements for next season.
The identity of the clubs from Saudi Arabia is yet to be revealed, and it remains to be seen whether any of them will make a formal approach or bid for Silva’s services. But with Chelsea likely open for negotiations, it appears that a move could be on the cards for Silva in the upcoming transfer window.
Whether or not Silva will leave Chelsea is yet to be seen, but if he does depart at the end of this season, it’ll bring an end to a highly successful spell with the Blues. The Brazilian has helped guide them to two consecutive Champions League finals, not to mention winning the FA Cup and Premier League during his time in London.
It’ll be a sad day for Chelsea fans should Silva decide to move on, and while it’s yet to be seen if these Saudi Arabian clubs can secure his services, it looks increasingly likely that Thiago Silva will have a new club next season.