Thiago Silva makes honest Chelsea admission amid future uncertainty
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has provided an update on his future at the club after rumours emerged regarding a possible exit.
Silva, 38, arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2020 from Paris Saint Germain and recently put pen-to-paper on a new one-year-deal to stay at the club until the end of the 2023/24 season back in March.
The Brazilian defender featured for the full 90-minutes against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, as Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by the relegation battlers which saw The Blues remain in the bottom half of the Premier League table, as their disastrous season nears an end.
With both the poor form of the club and the possibility of a new era arriving due to the imminent arrival of former PSG and Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, doubts have emerged regarding Silva's immediate future in West London.
According to Globo Esporte, Silva could look to leave the top flight of English football in favour of a move back to his boyhood club, Fluminense.
Silva made 95 appearances for Fluminense during a two-year spell at the club at the start of his illustrious career, before departing for AC Milan back in 2009 where he would go on to announce himself as one of the best defenders in world football.
Silva has since addressed the rumours surrounding his future as he played down the possibility of departing Stamford Bridge before the end of his current deal. Speaking to ESPN Brasil, Silva said: "I have a contract here, right? It's strange, because several things have come out [in the media] and fans become very passionate. Some curse me on social media, others say 'Come soon' and some say 'If you don't come now, don't come at all.
"It's even boring for me. It's been only two months since I renewed with Chelsea, if I'm not mistaken, and I've always fulfilled my contracts. I only won't stay here if Chelsea decide they don't want me for next season, or if the new coach arrives and doesn't want me to stay. I intend to fulfil the contract that I signed until next year and then, next year, we'll see what happens."