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Ancient Thiago Silva offered to Chelsea as defensive stopgap — report

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PSG captain out of contract after Champions League final

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RB Leipzig v Paris Saint-Germain F.C - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Thiago Silva has one more match left to play in his Paris Saint-Germain career, and it’s a rather big one. PSG will take on the winner of Bayern Munich and ... [checks notes] ... Olympique Lyonnais — so unless Bayern choke harder today than on May 19, 2012, that will be Bayern — in Sunday’s Champions League final.

Afterwards, the PSG captain, who will turn 36 next month, will call time on his 8-year stay in the French capital. But apparently he’s not quite ready to retire yet! In fact, he’s got a dream of playing in England, and so his agent, who surprisingly isn’t Kia Joorabchian or Giuliano Bertolucci, is hard at work gauging interest.

His latest effort involves soliciting Chelsea for a bid, as reported by the Telegraph. Silva is apparently willing to take a massive paycut to end up in England rather than back in Italy, where most of the interest so far has come from.

That’s unlikely to make Chelsea any more interested, but if you’re the agent, it doesn’t hurt to ask. In years past, we may have considered signing a golden oldie to add “experience” and “winning mentality” or whatever, but hopefully we’re sticking to our new m.o. of developing such qualities in-house and only spending money on the best available (young) talent.