Neymar: How Thiago Silva Is Helping Chelsea Sign Star Forward After Paris Saint Germain Asked Him to Leave

Neymar: How Thiago Silva Is Helping Chelsea Sign Star Forward After Paris Saint Germain Asked Him to Leave

  • Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has asked Neymar to seriously consider joining Chelsea should he leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer
  • Silva and Neymar have been teammates over long periods and the veteran defender would love a reunion in London
  • The Blues are currently looking for attackers following the departure of Romelu Lukaku and are said to be closing in on deals for Raheem Sterling and Raphinha

It has now emerged that Thiago Silva is working secretly to convince Neymar to join Chelsea if he ends up leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

Reports have been circulating that PSG want to do away with Neymar and Chelsea and Juventus have been touted as possible destinations for the 30-year-old.

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Thiago Silva wants Neymar to join him at Chelsea. Photo by Franck Fife.
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And now his long-time friend Thiago Silva wants Neymar to join him in London. Silva and Neymar have been teammates at PSG and shared the same dressing room at the national team level.

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Sport Bible reports that Silva hopes that the World's most expensive footballer will join Chelsea, who are looking for new attackers.

He has to come to Chelsea. If it happens it will be for the best. So far I don't know anything but I hope it comes to pass.

Chelsea are, however, working on deals to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and Raphinha from Leeds United.

Chelsea are closing in on deals for Raheem Sterling and Raphinha

News had broken on Tuesday that Sterling had agreed on personal terms already with the club. Sources say that a deal could be struck as early as this weekend.

Raphinha meanwhile was set to join Arsenal before a late Chelsea bid turned tides in favour of Thomas Tuchel's side.

Should Chelsea succeed in signing Neymar, it will also be a reunion with Tuchel, who was PSG's manager for two years. Tuchel coached Neymar when he led the French giants to the Champions League final in 2020, where they lost to Bayern Munich.

Chelsea identify three Manchester City players they would want to sign

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Chelsea had reportedly shortlisted three Manchester City players in their summer transfer wishlist.

The Blues are expected to bring in new players in the coming weeks after Todd Boehly took charge as the club's new owner.

The West London club have identified a number of areas which need strengthening, including defense and attack. Chelsea are now reportedly considering a triple raid on Man City to sign three of their players this summer.

Source: Sports Brief News