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INSIDER: Chelsea to open new contract talks with Thiago Silva - on Tuchel approval

Chelsea are ready to open new contract talks with Thiago Silva - on approval of manager Thomas Tuchel.

Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Tuchel is a huge fan of the Brazilian and is keen to retain his leadership skills.

Romano reported: "Thiago Silva and his agents will discuss with Chelsea about his 1 year contract extension in the coming weeks. No rush.

"Chelsea board so happy with Thiago, Tuchel thinks he's a great leader - positive feelings. The final decision will be made together with the player."

The experienced defender has started all three of Tuchel's games in charge but limped out of Thursday's 1-0 win over Tottenham.

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