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Breaking: Thiago Silva completes first training as Chelsea’s Player

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There was a new face at Cobham on Wednesday as Thiago Silva finally joined up with his Chelsea team-mates for the first time.


The 35-year-old Brazilian defender has signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge after calling time on his time at Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva made 315 appearances for the French champions over an eight-year stay in the capital.

He appeared in training with his new colleagues, taking part in small-sided matches and other drills

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Alongside him was Ben Chilwell, who has missed the start of Chelsea’s season with injury.

The full back joined from Leicester City in the summer in a £50million deal but has struggled with a heel injury he picked up towards the back-end of last season.


He is now back in training, and could be in line for his debut in the coming weeks.

Chelsea began their season with a 3-1 victory over Brighton on Monday evening.

Frank Lampard’s men take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge this Sunday at 4.30pm.


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Officially: Chelsea signs Thiago Silva

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OFFICIAL: Ex-PSG captain Thiago Silva joins Chelsea as a free agent

During his eight years in the French capital, the Brazil international centre-back won seven Ligue 1 titles among the huge haul of 25 trophies he has collected with Les Rouge et Bleu.

Though he turns 36 in September, Thiago Silva was still in prime form in 2019-20, topping the division’s ‘passes completed’ chart with 95.5% of his attempts reaching their target.

With 204 league games, including 200 starts for PSG, Thiago Silva last season went past former teammate Blaise Matuidi to move level with Dominique Rocheteau in 14th on the club’s all-time appearance makers chart.

With 154 wins in those 204 league games, PSG have won 73.5% of their matches with Thiago Silva in the side compared to 66.3% without him.

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Just in: Thiago Silva bids emotional farewell in PSG

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Thiago Silva has bid an emotional goodbye to PSG fans ahead of an expected move to Chelsea – and Blues legend John Terry was unable to contain his delight about the prospect of the Brazilian joining.

The Brazilian is set to leave leave Paris after eight seasons with the French giants, stating that he had played his final game for the club in the Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday.

The 35-year-old will undergo a medical with Chelsea on Thursday and he has paid tribute to PSG fans in a farewell message – but Terry appeared to react to the post with jubilation as he replied with two emojis of a pair of eyes and a blue heart.

Silva wrote: ‘”The value of things is not in the time they last, but in the intensity with which they occur. For this reason, there are unforgettable moments, inexplicable things and incomparable people”.’ (Fernando Pessoa).

‘Today a cycle ends, after eight years in the @PSG team, I would like to thank my teammates, all the technical team and the management, the fans, my family, God and my friends, for all these happy moments that we lived in the City of Light.

‘Here, with my wife @bellesilva, we have lived unforgettable moments, our children have grown up, we have become French citizens, and we will forever carry these years lived and France in our hearts. Thank you so much.’

But some fans spotted Terry’s reply to the post, with the Aston Villa assistant manager clearly excited by the prospect of the centre-back lining up under Frank Lampard next season.

Terry was a stalwart in the same position at Stamford Bridge having spent nearly his entire career in west London – playing 717 times and winning five Premier League trophies.

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Silva is believed to be seeking a new chapter despite his manager Thomas Tuchel reportedly desperate to keep him at the club. The Brazilian is thought to have fallen out with sporting director Leonardo and is determined to quit the Parc des Princes.

He is set to become Chelsea’s fourth arrival of the summer already after the club confirmed Leicester left back Ben Chilwell on a five year deal on Wednesday.

Lampard’s side are showing real intent as possible title challengers next season having signed German forward Timo Werner from Leipzig and midfielder Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

The manager is reportedly willing to make Silva captain if his move goes through as he offers years of top level experience and a winning mentality with PSG having scooped seven domestic titles.

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Thiago Silva closes in on Chelsea’s move

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Thiago Silva’s transfer to Chelsea is ‘almost done’ after his final game for Paris Saint-Germain ended in defeat in the Champions League final, according to reports.

Kingsley Coman’s second-half header in Lisbon saw Bayern Munich win their sixth European Cup and deprived the Brazilian defender and PSG their first Champions League title.

The centre-back gave an emotional farewell to the Ligue 1 champions after the defeat, following which The Athletic reported that he is now extremely close to joining Chelsea after eight years and seven Ligue 1 titles at PSG.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking to overhaul his defence this summer after his side conceded 79 goals across all competitions in 2019/20.

But reports suggest he is now closing in on a surprise move for Thiago Silva, who confirmed his desire to play the next World Cup.

‘It was my last game in Paris. I am sad. I apologize to the fans,’ Thiago Silva – who turns 36 next month – told French outlet RMC Sport.

‘I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris with another role in future but I have to change [clubs].

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‘I want to play 3-4 years again be part of Brazil team in the Qatar World Cup.’

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel also heaped praise on the Brazilian in his post-match press conference.

The German boss said it was a joy to have managed him and that he will forever remain ‘his player’.

‘Thiago Silva was my captain, it was a pleasure to have a player of his quality & personality,’ Tuchel said.

‘Whatever the decision, he will always be my player. He is in my heart & it has been incredible this journey with him.’

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Chelsea wants PSG’s Thiago Silva

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Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to secure a deal for 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard looks to solve his defensive woes ahead of the new season.

The Brazilian is preparing to make his farewell appearance for the French champions in Sunday’s Champions League final and with no immediate plans to retire, he has been shopped round for his next move.

While there was interest in a return to Italy, the Athletic report that Chelsea have been in ‘advanced talks for several days’ although the report adds a deal ‘is not regarded as close’ due to issues around contract length.

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