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Thiago Silva contract with Chelsea extended

Following the Champions League final, Chelsea Football Club has exercised an option to extend Thiago Silva’s contract by one year, taking his time at Stamford Bridge into a second season.

The Brazilian’s first Chelsea campaign could scarcely have gone much better. A composed and classy influence in the heart of our defence from the moment he arrived on a free transfer from PSG, Thiago Silva featured 34 times in all competitions and scored twice.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad. Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.

‘We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League this weekend. We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year.

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