- Chelsea are ready to offer Thiago Silva a new deal at Stamford Bridge
- The Brazilian star has been impressive for Chelsea since he joined them
- Chelsea are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League table
Brazilian footballer Thiago Silva who currently plays for Premier League giants Chelsea is reportedly on the verge of getting a new contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
After leaving French champions Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, Thiago Silva joined the Blues on a one-year deal and has been impressive for the club.
According to the report on UK Sun, Chelsea chiefs are impressed with Thiago Silva's performances so far and they want him to stay in London.
When Frank Lampard was in charge of Chelsea, Thiago Silva was also impressive even though he has missed the last eight games for the Blues due to injury.
Silva further endeared himself to supporters when he sparked wild celebrations from the stands after Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League.
However, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made it clear that he wants Thiago Silva to remain a member of his squad.
"I've known Thiago now for many years, we had a fantastic partnership at Paris St Germain.
"He was an absolutely reliable partner as captain for me as a coach from the first minute I stepped in.
"Once he is part of the team he is 100 per cent part of the team, 100 per cent professional and he’s a very emotional guy.
"And if we want to have special results, and if we want to have special moments we need to play with a special atmosphere.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea will battle Manchester City in the FA Cup while Leicester City are paired with Southampton in an all-Premier League teams' semifinal fixtures.
The Blues cruised to the last four after beating struggling EPL outfit Sheffield United 2-0 and maintain their unbeaten status since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
Pep Guardiola's men also emerged victorious after their encounter at Goodison Park after beating Everton 2-0.
This means that the Citizens have reached the last four of the competition three years running for the first time since 1932.
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