Chelsea’s supposed pursuit of Thiago Silva makes sense on a certain level, especially if we look at the veteran center back as a stopgap solution until next summer, which is apparently when we’re truly going to address the position (with a new big signing, presumably).
Chelsea offering anything more than a single-year contract to the PSG captain however makes far less sense, but that is what Fabrizio Romano’s claiming in his latest update given as part of CBS’s build-up to the final.
"This will be the last match for Thiago Silva as a Paris Saint-Germain player. He's ready to leave and he's in talks with Chelsea for a two-year contract."@FabrizioRomano with the latest on Thiago Silva! pic.twitter.com/Ka1lEGUqB4— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 23, 2020
A two-year contract for a soon-to-be 36-year-old would go against not only the common sense part of this solution, but Chelsea’s club policy of only giving one-year contracts to players over 30. Only once was an exception made to that policy, and David Luiz left anyway. We supposedly offered two years to Willian as well, but he’s also at Arsenal now.
On the other hand, if it’s a one-year deal with a club option for a second, then that matches what we gave Olivier Giroud a couple years ago, and that has worked out quite well so far!