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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva happy to sign new contract

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is ready to sign a new contract.

The Daily Express says Thiago Silva is set to sign a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge an extra 12 months.

The Brazilian defender signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer.

The 36-year-old has proved a significant addition for Chelsea with some impressive performances under both Frank Lampard and his successor Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea had an option to extend Silva's deal in the original agreement, and the club want him to stay, but now the Brazilian is ready to put pen to paper on a new agreement.

Thiago Silva has missed the last eight Chelsea games with a thigh problem, but the Blues hope he will be fit after the international break.

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