Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva offered to Chelsea

Silva will leave PSG at the end of their season (Picture: Getty)

Thiago Silva has been offered to Chelsea ahead of his exit from Paris Saint-Germain, reports say.

The centre-back will make his final appearances for PSG in the Champions League this weekend, but will then turn his attentions to securing a new club.

Silva has been linked with a switch to Arsenal following a phonecall from Mikel Arteta, but the Telegraph claim Chelsea have emerged as candidates for his signature.

Frank Lampard is eager to improve his defensive options this summer and has been given the chance to bring Silva to the Premier League.

Silva is keen on a move to England and is prepared to take a pay cut on the £1.3million he earns a year at PSG.

The Brazilian turns 36 in September but insisted he wants to finish his playing career in Europe rather than return to his homeland to see out his final years.

‘I have already said a lot of times before I wanted to, that I want to finish [my career] here in Europe,’ he said this week.

RB Leipzig v Paris Saint-Germain F.C - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
Silva is open to a move to England (Picture: Getty)

‘A decision was taken, now things are calm in my head. It will be in another club, but my heart will stay here [in Paris].’

Although Chelsea impressed under Lampard last season, the Blues were plagued by persistent defensive mistakes.

Lampard tinkered with combinations of several pairings in defence and call on Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori throughout the campaign.

Silva would add some much needed experience to the backline, but would certainly not be a long-term solution.

David Luiz, a former Blue, is thought to be pushing for Silva to link up with him at Arsenal with Arteta too eager to bolster his defence before the new season.

Chelsea have been busy in the summer transfer window already, signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

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