According to Globo Esporte via Metro, Thiago Silva could look to leave Chelsea a year early with the centre-back keen to return to boyhood club Fluminense this summer.
The 38-year-old only recently signed a new one-year extension that keeps him at the club until 2024 but is now having second thoughts about continuing at Chelsea and would rather return to Brazil.
Chelsea’s poor form this season and a desire to play for his boyhood club Fluminense means Thiago Silva is now considering terminating his Chelsea contract this summer.
The Brazilian will meet with Chelsea’s hierarchy once the season is over and try to persuade them to let him end his contract early despite signing an extension just three months ago.
Silva’s mind is unlikely to be changed by the appointment of a new manager and his final game for Chelsea could come at home to Newcastle on May 28.
The veteran defender started his career at Fluminense, coming through the academy, but left before making a senior appearance, though he did return – initially on loan from Dynamo Moscow – for three years before joining AC Milan in 2009.