Chelsea are increasingly confident Thiago Silva will sign a new one-year contract through to 2024, sources have told ESPN.

The defender's existing deal expires at the end of the season but there is a desire on all sides to extend his stay, which began in the summer of 2020 following a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Sources said positive talks have taken place and a deal is close to being agreed for the Brazil international to continue at Stamford Bridge.