Negotiations ongoing between Chelsea and world-class defender

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed negotiations are ongoing between Chelsea and Thiago Silva over a new contract.

Thiago Silva’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season and the Blues are keen for the Brazilian international to extend his contract with the club.

Romano told CaughtOffside: “I’m told there are negotiations ongoing between Thiago Silva and Chelsea, it’s up to the player and his family to make final decision.

“Despite his age, I think Thiago in a top team is always a good idea, he has great leadership and quality, and still so much to offer at the highest level.”

Romano also revealed Chelsea wants to terminate Tiemoue Bakayoko’s contract amid interest from Turkish club Adana Demirspor.

He added: “Chelsea want to terminate Tiemoue Bakayoko’s contract. It’s a possibility, but the player has to give the green light. The negotiation is with Turkish side Adana Demirspor, but Bakayoko has to decide.”