Thiago Silva reveals he is hopeful of contract talks taking place soon
Thiago Silva remains tight-lipped on talks over a new Chelsea contract but tells the Blues ‘I need to know about my future’ after revealing he would be keen to stay at Stamford Bridge when his current deal expires next summer
- Thiago Silva wants talk to place soon regarding his future at Chelsea
- Silva’s current deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of the season
- 38-year-old admitted his minutes need to be managed at this stage of his career
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has refused to comment on talks of a new deal but has told the club that he needs his future to be resolved soon.
The 38-year-old’s current deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of the season.
However, Silva is eager to remain at Chelsea and stressed hope that talks are likely to take place in the near future.
Thiago Silva is hopeful that talks will start soon regarding a new contract at Chelsea
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s game against AC Milan, Silva said: ‘What I can tell you is for me now, what is important, is to keep playing at a high level and achieving the best results.
‘There will be a time to talk, before or after the World Cup, because I will need to know about my future and family arrangements. We will see what will happen.’
Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Silva is still capable of making a significant contribution for Chelsea and he has made seven appearances in the Premier League this season.
Silva admitted that Chelsea manager Graham Potter will have to manage his minutes
Silva admitted that he needs to be managed carefully with regards to his playing time and he is set to be involved against Milan after missing the game against Wolves due to illness.
He said: ‘I am 38 years old and so maybe I can’t play four or five matches in a row.
‘In any case, I think I can give my help with my experience and I think being managed carefully, as [Thomas] Tuchel started and [Graham] Potter continued, I am very happy with the way they are managing me and I believe I can still give a good contribution to the team.’
Silva recently revealed that he wants to emulate his former AC Milan and PSG team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic by still playing at the age of 40.
Silva played down suggestions he could return to Milan, who he played for between 2009 and 2012
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, he said: ‘I talk often with Zlatan and recently more often because Chelsea will play against AC Milan in the Champions league. My aim is to play until I’m 40 years old but I don’t know if it will be this level or this competition.
‘It depends on this season and we’ll see what will happen in the World Cup. It also depends on a contract extension but yeah, my aim is to play until I’m 40.’
Chelsea are currently in second place in their Champions League group having taken four points from their three games so far.
After winning 3-0 at home to Milan they will go into the second leg with confidence, but they will not be taking anything for granted.
Silva previously played for Milan between 2009 and 2012, which included him winning the Serie A title in the 2010-11 campaign.
However, he played down suggestions of a possible return to Milan.
He said: ‘I have already made my history here at AC Milan so this isn’t the case here anymore at the moment.
‘If this could’ve happened, it should’ve been before I joined Chelsea. But who knows, I will have to see then.’
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