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Thiago Silva confirms PSG exit, denies Fiorentina agreement

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Chelsea decision incoming?

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Thiago Silva’s final match for PSG was either going to be a most joyous or a most disappointing occasion. Unfortunately for the veteran center back, it was the latter as Bayern emerged victorious Sunday night in Lisbon at the much-delayed but still highly anticipated 2020 Champions League final.

After eight years and over 300 appearances, Thiago Silva’s career at PSG thus ends in defeat — though he himself played well enough, certainly for a man about to turn 36.

And that performance underlines teams’ interest in the center back — including from Chelsea and Fiorentina. Silva confirmed his impending exit after the final whistle, stating that he wants to play for a few more years yet.

“This was my last match at PSG. I am sad. I apologise to the supporters. I want to thank all the fans for their love. [...] I want to play for three or four more years and be at the World Cup in Qatar.”

-Thiago Silva; source: RMC Sport via Metro

Silva also made it clear that he has not made a decision yet as to where he’s going. He’s said to be negotiating for a two-year contract at Chelsea, while Fiorentina were also reportedly making headway — though maybe not as much as those reports have claimed.

“Now I have to look for a new team. Fiorentina? Reports of an agreement are not true. My agent is talking to them and other clubs but nothing is signed yet.

“Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow I will have to look at the offers and make the best decision for me and my family.”

-Thiago Silva; source: Sky Italia via Metro

Sounds like we’ll know pretty soon whether Silva comes to Stamford Bridge or not.