Thiago Silva blow for Chelsea as veteran PSG centre-back ‘agrees £70,000-a-week Fiorentina deal and begins house hunting in Florence’
- Silva is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after the Champions League final
- Chelsea are targeting defensive reinforcements to bolster a leaky backline
- But the 35-year-old Brazilian has agreed a £70,000-a-week deal at Fiorentina
Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow with Thiago Silva agreeing a £70,000-a-week deal at Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy.
The Blues were linked with a move for the Paris Saint-Germain defender.
With his contract expiring after the Champions League final on Sunday night, the 35-year-old Brazilian could have provided some much-needed experience to Frank Lampard’s defence.
Chelsea were linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva (above)
But according to Corriere dello Sport, Silva is on his way to Serie A side Fiorentina.
Silva will leave PSG after Sunday’s final against Bayern Munich in Lisbon.
He is ready to take a huge pay cut after eight years with the Ligue 1 champions.
Silva will leave PSG after Sunday’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich in Lisbon
Thiago is believed to be earning a hefty £1.3million a month with the French giants and is thought to be targeting a two-year contract at his next club.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has added the likes of Germany striker Timo Werner and former Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech to his attacking options but knows he needs to shore up his backline as he targets a tilt at a title challenge.
Speaking this week, Thiago declared: ‘I have already said a lot of times before I wanted to, that I want to finish [my career] here in Europe.
‘A decision was taken, now things are calm in my head. It will be…another club, but my heart will stay here.’
The defender (right) knows his future is up in the air but could take a wage drop at his next club