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Fluminense president seems to verify Thiago Silva’s Chelsea contract determination


Fluminense president Mario Bittencourt has admitted he’s in common contact with Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva, who he expects to depart Stamford Bridge this summer time.

Silva, now 39, will see his present contract with Chelsea expire this summer time and there may be vital uncertainty about his subsequent transfer. The Brazilian veteran has spent a lot of the present season as a starter for Mauricio Pochettino however, after dropping out of the group via damage, has not performed since February.

With Chelsea on the hunt for a brand new centre-back this summer time, it has been speculated that Silva might be allowed to depart on a free switch, with Fluminense identified to be eager to deliver him again to his native Brazil.

Now, Bittencourt has advised he’s assured Silva won’t renew with Chelsea, paving the best way for a summer time exit.

“I am excellent buddies with Thiago, I speak to him about numerous issues and never nearly coming to Fluminense,” Bittencourt advised Globo Esporte. “We do not have something in the mean time, however we’re very eager for him to return residence.

“From what we have heard, his contract with Chelsea runs out in the course of the yr and he will not renew it. I believe that, in Brazil, he needs to play for Fluminense. As quickly as he is cleared at Chelsea, we’ll get again to him. And he’ll assist us on this essential yr.”

Thiago Silva

Silva got here via the Fluminense academy / JUAN MABROMATA/GettyImages

Bittencourt’s feedback come shortly after Fluminense director Fred overtly admitted his need to get a deal for Silva over the road.

“Thiago Silva has been a dream of ours for a very long time, the president talks to him nearly each week,” Fred advised ESPN. “Thiago has a contract in England, we’re rooting for him, I personally am a good friend of his, I am an enormous fan of his character, he deserves all the very best. He is aware of that right here the doorways are extensive open for him to return.

“There’s nothing [in the pipeline]. We’ve got to watch out to not put strain on Thiago. The followers love Thiago, we love Thiago, and Thiago loves Fluminense.

“Sooner or later it is inevitable, it should occur, it is the participant’s want, the membership’s want and we hope it occurs as quickly as doable.”