This seems like a bit of final-minute scrambling that may or may not be rooted in reality, but L’Equipe are claiming that Paris Saint-Germain may yet make a final desperate play to keep Thiago Silva, who’s already confirmed that he’s leaving the team and has reportedly accepted a two-year contract at Chelsea.
But a final decision has not been made yet — not expected for another day or so at least — and until that’s done, the veteran defender’s future remains in (somewhat of a) question.
L'Équipe report that there are forces inside PSG who want to offer Thiago Silva a last-gasp contract extension, which could scupper a move to Chelsea. It is no secret that Thomas Tuchel wants him to stay, but Sporting Director Leonardo wants him to go.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 24, 2020
Thiago Silva confirmed his departure from Paris after eight years with the team, and is apparently hoping to fulfill a dream of playing in the Premier League. Fiorentina have also made a play, but their offer must’ve not been as enticing as Chelsea’s.
Whether PSG ask Silva to reconsider or not — and with Thomas Tuchel possibly also leaving, that doesn’t seem all that likely — we should know soon what Silva decides.