The 35-year-old is set to join the Blues on an initial one-year deal this week and he’s expected in London in the next 48 hours to undergo a medical.
Frank Lampard is keen to strengthen his defence this summer after a leaky campaign in which the Blues conceded 58 times and the club announced the £50m capture of Ben Chilwell on Wednesday.
However, Silva is expected to become the next arrival and the Brazilian sent a farewell message to Paris Saint-Germain supporters on Instagram before his departure.
‘The value of things is not in the time that they last, but in its intensity. For this reason, there are unforgettable moments, inexplicable things and incomparable people” (Fernando Pessoa),’ wrote Silva.
‘Today a cycle closes, after 8 years at @psg, I would like to thank my teammates, the entire technical team and management, the fans, my family, God and my friends, for all of the good moments we have lived in the City of Light.
‘Here, together with my wife, @bellesilva, we lived unforgettable moments, our children have grown up, we became French citizens, and we will forever bring these years lived in France in our hearts. Thank you so much’
Though Silva’s move is yet to be announced, Terry has all but let the cat out of the bag by commenting on the defender’s post.
The former England captain replied with a blue heart and the eyes emoji, clearly indicating that Silva’s move to Stamford Bridge is imminent.
Thiago’s deal is expected to include a 12-month extension clause, which could be activated by either party at the end of next season.
Lampard’s spending looks to continue as the Blues close in on a deal for Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz.
The club will then look to recoup some cash by offloading a number of unwanted players, such as Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri and Michy Batshuayi.