Chelsea sign Thiago Silva from PSG on a free transfer

Chelsea have completed the signing of defender Thiago Silva on a one-year deal from Paris Saint-German on a free transfer.

“Chelsea FC has completed the signing of one of the big names in world football with Thiago Silva joining on a one-year contract, with the club having the option of a further 12 months,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“That the Brazilian central defender’s time as a Paris Saint-German player was coming to an end was one of the sub-plots on the big stage of the Champions League final at the weekend and he has opted to cross the English Channel to continue his long and distinguished career.

“His signing follows the addition on Wednesday of Ben Chilwell to the squad and continues the long tradition of top Brazilian players gracing the pitch for Chelsea. Malang Sarr also joined this week and will be on loan in 2020/21.”

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