Thiago Silva's new salary at Fluminense confirmed as Chelsea plan emotional farewell for Brazil star

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Thiago Silva is returning to his boyhood club Fluminense after four brilliant years at Chelsea.

After 151 games, nine goals, one Champions League trophy, one Club World Cup title and one UEFA Super Cup, Thiago Silva will return to Fluminense in the summer after agreeing a two-year deal with the Brazilian club.

The 39-year-old had wanted a contract extension in west London, but after prolonged negotiations, his kids will remain with the Chelsea academy and he will head back to Rio de Janeiro where it all started for him in 1998. 

When is he expected to be in Fluminense?

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This has been a very difficult week for Thiago who clearly loved playing for Chelse but he’ll be turning 40 this year and the board is looking at building for the future. 

Thus the decision to bring an end to what has been a mutually beneficial time for both club and player. He’s now expected to play his last game against Bournemouth before making himself available for Fernando Diniz's team from July 10th, when the international transfer window opens. 

So he will be available to the technical team of Fluminense for the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores - if Fluminense qualify.

How much is he expected to earn at Fluminense?

The former AC Milan has reportedly taken a pay cut to return home according to the Brazilian website Lance.com.br.

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They claim Thiago earns around £5million a year at Chelsea but he's now decided to drop down to £3million in the deal he’s signed with Fluminense. 

Chelsea fans are preparing to honour the defender with LondonWorld being told that a fan-funded banner will be displayed at the Shed End in the final game against Bournemouth next weekend.

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