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Chelsea transfer of Thiago Silva seemingly complete as PSG confirm defender has left club after eight years

THIAGO SILVA is closing in on a deal to join Chelsea after Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the defender’s exit.

The 35-year-old has run his contract down at the Parc des Princes after eight years of service, with his last appearance coming in the Champions League final defeat on Sunday.

🙌🔴🔵 #MerciCapitaine

Le Président du @PSG_inside Nasser Al-Khelaïfi a tenu a adresser un message à @tsilva3 : «Thiago, merci pour ces huit années mémorables, pleines de souvenirs impérissables et pour ton implication, ta dévotion et ton aura. […]

PSG were keen to tie the Brazilian down to a new deal, but Silva has opted to depart as he longs to play in the Premier League.

Les Parisiens took to Twitter to say goodbye to the centre-back, as they posted a clip of his highlights at the club.

Captioning the video, they said: “You marked the history of the club.

“Red and Blue for life. Forever in our hearts.”

A statement from PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi then read: “Thiago, thank you for these eight memorable years, full of lasting memories and for your involvement, your devotion and your aura.

“You will forever be one of the greatest players in history, and your legendary status here at PSG will last forever.

“I wish you and your family the best for your future challenges, you will always be part of the family and the history of the club, a big thank you captain!”

SunSport reported on Wednesday how Silva has already agreed a deal to join the West Londoners.

A two-year contract has been rumoured to be on the table for Silva, who has already posted an emotional farewell to PSG fans.

He wrote on Thursday: “Today a cycle ends, after eight years with PSG.

🇫🇷 «La valeur des choses n’est pas dans le temps qu’elles durent, mais dans l’intensité avec laquelle elles se produisent. Pour cette raison, il y a des moments inoubliables, des choses inexplicables et des gens incomparables »(Fernando Pessoa). Aujourd’hui un cycle se termine, après 8 ans au sein de l’equipe du @psg, je voudrais remercier mes coéquipiers, toute l’équipe technique et la direction, les fans, ma famille, Dieu et mes amis, pour tous ces heureux moments que nous avons vécu dans la Ville Lumière. Ici, avec ma femme @bellesilva, nous avons vécu des moments inoubliables, nos enfants ont grandi, nous sommes devenus citoyens français, et nous porterons à jamais ces années vécues et la France dans nos cœurs. Merci beaucoup 🙏🏽🔴🔵 🇧🇷 “O valor das coisas não está no tempo que elas duram, mas na intensidade com que acontecem. Por isso, existem momentos inesquecíveis, coisas inexplicáveis e pessoas incomparáveis” (Fernando Pessoa). Hoje se fecha um ciclo, depois de 8 anos no @psg , eu gostaria de agradecer aos meus colegas de equipe, à toda a equipe técnica e direção, à torcida, à minha família, a Deus e aos meus amigos, por todos esses felizes anos que vivemos na Cidade-luz. Aqui, junto com a minha esposa, @bellesilva , vivemos momentos inesquecíveis, nossos filhos cresceram, nos tornamos cidadãos franceses, e vamos levar pra sempre esses anos vividos e a França nos nossos corações. Muito obrigado 🙏🏽🔴🔵 • • • #AllezParis #ICICESTPARIS #PSG #ParisSaintGermain #Paris #Football #ThiagoSilva #ParisSaintGermain #IciCestParis #TS2 #DefenseurCentral #Capitão #Capitaine #CoronaOut #StopCorona #EquipePSG #PSGTeam #PSGlife #PSGforever #StayHealthy #OMonstro #PSGOL #AllezParis

A post shared by Thiago Silva (@thiagosilva) on Aug 26, 2020 at 1:36pm PDT

“I would like to thank my team-mates, the whole technical team and management, the fans, my family, God and friends, for all these happy moments we experienced in the City of Light.

“Here, with my wife @bellesilva, we have experienced unforgettable moments, our children have grown, we have become French citizens, and we will forever carry these years and France in our hearts.

“Thank you so much.”

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