Thiago Silva’s wife has already declared her wish to stay in west London beyond this summer.
Silva has impressed since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, becoming a key cog of Chelsea’s back-line under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.
Silva has been key in helping Chelsea take a commanding position in the top four race, and indeed in reaching both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
But at the age of 36, and given how ruthless Chelsea have been with ageing players in the Roman Abramovich era, the decision over whether to offer a renewal does not appear straightforward.
The Blues have the option to extend the Brazilian’s deal by another year, but with plenty of options at centre-back and with rumours Tuchel could yet sign another, Silva’s future remains uncertain.
Chelsea fans certainly want to see Silva back at Stamford Bridge next season given how well he has performed, despite some injury issues.
And it is for that reason Silva’s wife’s latest update will put plenty of smiles on faces around west London with the Brazilian veteran’s partner announcing her desire to stick around.
During an Instagram Q and A, Isabele da Silva was asked: ‘Will Thiago stay at Chelsea next season?’
In reply, she said: “To depend on us…yes yes yes!!!!”
Judging by her tweet, Isabele and Thiago are in agreement over their desire to stick around, and that was not the only update posted.
Responding to a fan saying ‘tell Thiago to stay at Chelsea forever’, Isabele replied: “So much yes”.
Chelsea fans will be delighted to see that update from the Silva family, and it’s now over to Abramovich, Marina Granovskaia and Tuchel to get the deal done.
Marc Guehi contract extended by 12 months.
According to latest news from The Athletic (Subscription Required), Chelsea have triggered a twelve-month contract extension option for promising defender Marc Guehi amid interest from various Premier League clubs.
Guehi, 20, is a product of the Chelsea youth academy. The centre-back made his first-team debut in a Carabao Cup tie last season and made another appearance before signing for Swansea City on loan in January 2020.
He instantly became a key member of Steve Cooper’s side that missed out on promotion last time out.
Back at Chelsea at the end of the season, Guehi was immediately sent to the Liberty Stadium for another temporary spell.
And the 20-year-old impressed yet again, making 42 appearances across all competitions, helping the Swans to a fourth-place finish and a spot in the promotion playoffs.
Guehi’s contract with Chelsea was supposed to run out in the summer of 2022. However, the club have now decided to trigger an option in his deal that sees it get extended by a further twelve-months till 2023. (h/t The Athletic)