John Terry responds to speculation Thiago Silva is set to sign for Chelsea

John Terry has clearly been buoyed by reports linking Thiago Silva with a move to Chelsea judging by his latest reaction to the speculation.

PSG defender Silva confirmed after his side's Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich that it was his last game for the club and that he would move on this summer.

Chelsea look to be the front runners for his signature as talks suggest the Brazilian will put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard has been seeking defensive reinforcements for his squad after their notable issues at the back last season.

The Blues have been lacking a dominant centre-half of Silva's ilk arguably since Terry departed the club in 2017.

And it appears the former Blues skipper is a fan of his old club's approach for Silva after liking a post on social media showing the 35-year-old mocked up in a Chelsea kit.

The post from Instagram account 433 read: "Thiago Silva says goodbye to PSG after 8 years and 23 trophies. His move to Chelsea is almost done."

Terry wasn't the only person to like it either, as Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour also showed his appreciation.

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While Silva is yet to announce his decision on his future, the veteran clearly leaves PSG with a heavy heart – though did hint at a possible return in the years to come.

"This was my last match at PSG. I am sad," he told French outlet RMC Sport after the final. "I apologise to the supporters. I want to thank all the fans for their love.

"I will come back to PSG… I want to play for three or four more years and be at the World Cup in Qatar."

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Meanwhile Chelsea have no plans to curb their spending as reports state they have agreed a deal which would see them break their transfer record to sign Kai Havertz.

Talks with Bayer Leverkusen are said to have reached a conclusion for the forward, who is poised to complete a switch worth an initial £80m, potentially rising to £100m.

Leicester's Ben Chilwell could also arrive in the next week with reports suggesting Chelsea are close to tying up a £50m deal.

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