Chelsea have announced the signing of Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva, 35,
from Paris Saint-Germain.
Silva’s move to Stamford Bridge comes after his eight-year PSG stay came to an end following the club’s loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
During his time in Paris, Silva made a total of 315 appearances, including 21 this season as PSG won a domestic treble.
Silva, who makes the move on a free transfer, has now joined Chelsea on a one-year deal with the option of extending that deal by one further season.
He becomes Chelsea’s fifth major signing of the window, with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr already snapped up.
Blues director Marina Granovskaia told the club’s official website of landing Silva: “We are delighted to be able to add a player of Thiago Silva’s proven world-class credentials to our squad.
“Having performed at the highest level for many years, we have no doubt his experience and quality will complement the many exciting talents we already have here.
“Thiago will be an excellent fit and we hope he can add some new trophies to his impressive list of honours.”