Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is determined to be at Chelsea next season but says he will have no problem moving on if the new manager didn't want him to be there.
Silva, 38, is still one of the club’s best players despite the chaos that has seen them fall to 12th in the Premier League table. The Brazil defender’s form is attracting clubs from the Middle East including Saudi Arabia.
He signed a one-year extension in February but has constantly been linked with a return to Brazilian club Fluminense even before news of interest from Saudi Arabia broke this week.
The defender told reporters back in March this year that he was determined to see out his contract at Chelsea and will only leave the club if the new manager did not feel he was good enough to still play at this level.
The former PSG man is quoted by Football. London: “I have a contract here, right? It’s even strange because several things are coming out and it turns out that the fans [of Fluminense] are in love.
“Some even curse me on social networks, others say ‘come soon’, other they say ‘if you don’t come now, don’t come anymore.”
“It’s even boring for me, but I renewed with Chelsea, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve always fulfilled my contracts. I won’t stay here if Chelsea doesn’t want me for next year or if the new coach who arrives doesn’t want me to stay. I’m going to try to fulfill my contract that is signed until next year.”
Silva joined Chelsea when his contract at PSG ended in 2020 and has since won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup with the Blues.