News from London: Thiago Silva fans will be delighted with latest Chelsea news

Thiago Silva of Chelsea (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Thiago Silva fans will be delighted with latest Chelsea news because the veteran Brazilian centreback is negotiating a new deal with the west London club.

Retaining premium stars at any club is essential. And, despite veteran status, Silva is one of those assets for the Blues. The Brazilian is an iconic centreback of the modern era, on a par with contemporaries such as Sergio Ramos and a host of others we could name.

Keeping Thiago on Fulham Road is important for additional reasons aside from his obviously dazzling defending. The now 38-year-old reads games as well as any athlete I’ve come across; anticipation and knowhow are likely the elements which kept Thiago going at elite level at this age.

Furthermore, those attributes and skills are exceptionally crucial for any coach or head coach. So let’s hope that the Brazil international joins the CFC coaching staff when he eventually retires. Thankfully, it looks as though Thiago won’t be hanging up his playing boots anytime soon as he is ‘poised‘ to sign a new Chelsea contract.

Let’s take a look at the most recent Blues rumours now, beginning with the Enzo Fernandez saga. Yeah, I’m labelling the interest as a saga. The term may be unfair to the west London suitors and possibly down to the media. But the situation drags on, imagined or otherwise.

Basically Benfica are quite adamant that the 22-year-old is not for sale. In fact, boss of the Eagles Roger Schmidt says none of his starting XI are available and will be staying put. Schmidt is confident that the Argentina World Cup winner will remain with his side.

Meanwhile, CFC have apparently suggested a number of fringe players for a possible swap deal with the Portuguese outfit. However, in spite of there being many, many candidates at Stamford Bridge to be involved as sweeteners, no Blues personnel were named as offered in the report.

Elsewhere, Potter’s recruitment staff might perhaps face a battle for a wanted man from a familiar rival. Arsenal are said to be monitoring Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo, as well. The story seems to claim that the Blues have turned attention to Caicedo because the Fernandez switch collapsed.