Thiago Silva ‘lined up for emotional return to old club’ aged 39 with Chelsea star available on free transfer in summer

CHELSEA star Thiago Silva is being lined up with a transfer to former club Fluminense, according to reports.

The centre-back made his name at Fluminense, earning a move to AC Milan with his impressive performances.

Thiago Silva is wanted by former side Fluminense


Thiago Silva is wanted by former side FluminenseCredit: Rex

He initially signed for the Brazilian side on loan from Spartak Moscow, but made his move permanent in 2007.

Silva, 39, made 143 appearances for Fluminense before being snapped up for £8.5million.

But he could be set to add to that tally with Fluminense keen to bring the defender back to his homeland, report The Mirror.

Silva’s future is unclear with his Chelsea contract expiring in the summer.

He could be tempted to return to Fluminense following their Copa Libertadores success last year.

However the veteran admitted Chelsea could be his final club as he is considering retirement.

Silva said: “The end of my career is getting closer… it’s not easy.

“You’ve to think about when you want to retire, where do you go as final club, the family, my kids play at Chelsea.


“I’m just focused on enjoying my final year of contract at Chelsea.

“I don’t know what’s gonna happen next year but I’m very happy with my career.”

Meanwhile Chelsea are at risk of losing another defender with former boss Thomas Tuchel keen to bring Trevoh Chalobah to Bayern Munich.

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