CHELSEA are reportedly set to open talks with Thiago Silva over a new one-year deal.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the Brazilian and is keen to retain his leadership skills.
The report adds that Chelsea's board are also really satisfied with Silva with his agents set to discuss a contract extension in the coming weeks.
The experienced defender has started all three of Tuchel's games in charge but limped out of Thursday's 1-0 win over Tottenham.
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Silva has previously played under the German at Paris Saint-Germain before both made the switch to Stamford Bridge.
SunSport previously revealed that Chelsea were in talks with the 36-year-old and Jorginho over contract extensions.
Silva was brought in from PSG on a one-year deal with the club having a 12-month extension option.
The veteran centre-back turns 37 in September but has proven his class with a number of fine performances at the back this season.
As early as November, Chelsea were linked with triggering their extension clause.
There was a suggestion that Tuchel and Silva fell out at the end of last season with the latter labelling his boss' sacking at PSG 'predictable'.
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However, both camps insist there is no problem and the pair look set to continue working together in west London.
But Tuchel will be without Silva for this weekend's trip to Sheffield United after the Brazil ace limped out of the midweek win over Spurs.
Yet ex-AC Milan star Silva has reassured fans over fears that he has suffered a long-term injury.
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