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Fluminense confirm interest in signing experienced Chelsea star

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The Brazilian side hope to return one of their former players back to the club.

Fluminense hope to sign Thiago Silva from Chelsea as a free agent next summer.

Silva started his career at the Brazilian side before joining Milan to start his successful spell in European football.

After eight years at Paris Saint-Germain, Silva joined Chelsea in 2020. Growing competition in the Blues’ backline has limited the 38-year-old’s playing time at Stamford Bridge.

As Silva spends the final months of his contract, Fluminense has emerged as one of his main suitors in the market.

Speaking at a press conference, Fluminense president Mario Bittencourt said: “We are waiting for [Thiago Silva’s] decision at Chelsea. We don’t know yet if he will extend there or not.”

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“Depending on this information, whether he extends or not, we will start discussions for him to come back to Fluminense.”

Another experienced defender, Marcelo, is also a product of the Brazilian club. After ending his glorious career at Real Madrid, Marcelo joined Olympiacos in September. But Bittencourt says Fluminense are also considering a move for the Brazilian left-back.

He added: “We have the will to bring [Marcelo] in. But he is in the same situation as Thiago Silva. He has a contract in Greece that goes until May.

“We are waiting to see the decision he will take there, if he will extend or not. There was a report that Al-Nassr, the same club as Cristiano [Ronaldo], were interested in him.

“We are following the situation of Marcelo and Thiago Silva to bring them back.”