Thiago Silva’s wife has already declared her wish to stay in west London beyond this summer.
Silva has been key in helping Chelsea take a commanding position in the top four race, and indeed in reaching both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
But at the age of 36, and given how ruthless Chelsea have been with ageing players in the Roman Abramovich era, the decision over whether to offer a renewal does not appear straightforward.
The Blues have the option to extend the Brazilian’s deal by another year, but with plenty of options at centre-back and with rumours Tuchel could yet sign another, Silva’s future remains uncertain.
Chelsea fans certainly want to see Silva back at Stamford Bridge next season given how well he has performed, despite some injury issues.
And it is for that reason Silva’s wife’s latest update will put plenty of smiles on faces around west London with the Brazilian veteran’s partner announcing her desire to stick around.
During an Instagram Q and A, Isabele da Silva was asked: ‘Will Thiago stay at Chelsea next season?’
In reply, she said: “To depend on us…yes yes yes!!!!”.
Judging by her tweet, Isabele and Thiago are in agreement over their desire to stick around, and that was not the only update posted.
Responding to a fan saying ‘tell Thiago to stay at Chelsea forever’, Isabele replied: “So much yes”.
Chelsea fans will be delighted to see that update from the Silva family, and it’s now over to Abramovich, Marina Granovskaia and Tuchel to get the deal done.