There is a mutual feeling between Chelsea and Thiago Silva that this is going to be the Brazilian’s last season at Stamford Bridge, according to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano.
The 39-year-old is set to run out of contract in June, after spending four years at Chelsea.
During his stay at Stamford Bridge, Thiago has helped the Blues win the UEFA Champions League, as well as the UEFA Super Cup trophies.
The centre-back has however not been at his very best lately, leading to concerns being raised about how much more he can give to Chelsea given his age.
Thiago was involved in Chelsea’s heavy defeats to Liverpool and Wolves just over a week ago, and was consequently dropped to the bench for last Wednesday’s FA Cup clash with Aston Villa, which Mauricio Pochettino’s side convincingly won 3-1.
The development also came off the back of his wife’s comments on social media after the 4-2 loss to Wolves, where she seemed to call for Pochettino to be sacked.
Sharing the latest on the defender on his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Romano said: “From what I’m told, the feeling on both club and player side is that this contract is not going to be extended. This is not something final, so we can’t guarantee that yet and we know that many things can still change.
“But as of today, February, I would say that there is a good chance for Thiago Silva and Chelsea to part ways at the end of the season.”
Where Thiago goes if he does leave Chelsea in June remains a mystery for now, but given his experience, it could be Saudi Arabia, or maybe he’ll just return to his country, Brazil, with Fluminense appearing keen to have him back.